San Francisco 49ers Position Review: Running Backs

For the first time in a decade, Frank Gore will not be on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart at running back. The team parted ways with the all-time leading rusher in franchise history this past offseason when the veteran signed a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. To replace him, the 49ers signed Reggie Bush, leaving an open competition between the experienced Bush and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Fill the Frank Gore Void at Running Back for the San Francisco 49ers?

  Running back Carlos Hyde #28 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) For the first time in 10 years the San Francisco 49ers will enter the season with question marks at the running back position. Ever...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers RB Kendall Hunter 'motivated' by injury

San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter did not play last season due to a torn ACL, but is turning heads at OTAs and could wind up being a key player this season. With Frank Gore no longer on the roster, carries are up for grabs between Reggie Bush, Carlos Hyde, and rookie Mike Davis.“He’s coming along great,” head coach Jim Tomsula said of Hunter to the 49ers official...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers RB Kendall Hunter on the mend after missing 2014 season

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula shared the good news on Tuesday about running back Kendall Hunter, who tore his ACL in 2014 Hunter appears to be over the injury, but not yet 100 percent. "He's coming along great," Tomsula said, per the team's official website. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall… but we definitely have a rep count on him. You've...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Tomsula: RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great'

San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter is recovering from a torn ACL that forced him to miss all of last season. He is now back at OTAs with the 49ers and progressing nicely. Head Coach Jim Tomsula spoke to reporters and is encouraged by all the progress Hunter is making.  "Kendall, he's coming along great," Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers lead the NFL in the worst category imaginable

Normally when you hear that your team is leading the NFL in any particular statistic, it’s reason to be excited and hopeful about their future. This is not one of those times. According to a report by Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFL with the most players currently recovering from torn ACLs… 49ers' ACL apocalypse: Team leads NFL in...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers 7-Round Mock Draft

Round One View image | Marcus Peters, CB, Washington  I’m pumped when I see that Peters has dropped to 15.  Peters is a great get, as the team is in dire need of a cornerback.  They signed Shareece Wright this offseason, but that wasn’t enough as it doesn’t compensate for their losses. In San Francisco, Marcus Peters would have the skill-set and...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

6 Reasons Why Niners Fans Shouldn’t Panic

View image | Right now it is tough to be a Niner fan. Coach Harbaugh (the man who led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship games) left along with arguably the best defensive coach in the game,Vic Fangio and the mastermind of the 49ers attack, Greg Roman. In replace of these tremendous three are Jim Tomsula, Eric Mangini and Geep Cryst. Before now these...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, ,Bills, Broncos, Bucs, Falcons

49ers RB Kendall Hunter‘s extension includes $200,000 in guarantees up front and has a maximum value of $1.75 million in 2015. (Field Yates) Bengals CB Leon Hall and LB Vontaze Burfict have been ruled out for Thursday’s game. Bills Rookie WR Sammy Watkins suffered a groin injury on Wednesday and wasn’t able to finish practice. (Jay Skurski) Broncos RB Montee...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Monday 11/03

49ers 49ers signed RB Kendall Hunter to a one-year contract extension. (NFLTR) Bears Bears placed DE Lamarr Houston on the season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bears signed DE David Bass from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Bears signed OT Jason Weaver to their practice squad. Bengals Bengals signed LB Justin Jackson to their practice squad. Bengals signed TE Jake Murphy...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Sign RB Kendall Hunter To A One-Year Extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they have signed RB Kendall Hunter to a one-year contract extension. San Francisco waived/injured Hunter back in early August after he suffered a a serious knee injury. Hunter cleared waivers and was reverted to the 49ers’ injured reserve list. The 49ers had said all along that they would like to re-sign Hunter at some point...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: 49ers earn first win of the preseason against Chargers

The long wait for a win has come. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-7. Yes, the 49ers did score a touchdown. Two to be exact. There was definitely a lot to enjoy about this victory. The only down side was that the first team offense may need a little work. The backups still looked good, and improved since last week. Now lets go through this weeks awards...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Camp Updates — NFC West

-Frank Gore-photo by: San Francisco 49ers Even without recently injured and released RB Kendall Hunter, the 49ers have one of the deepest backfields in the NFL. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore and LaMichael James will compete for touches. The 31-year-old Gore put up very respectable numbers last season, finishing as the No. 13 fantasy back. He totaled...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Issues Are Not Exclusive to the Packers

Here we go again? Not so fast, Packers fans “Woe is us” doesn’t apply to the Green Bay Packers as far as injuries anymore. So far in training camp, the Packers have (reportedly) lost two players to season ending injuries: offensive lineman Don Barclay and wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, both with torn ACLs. While losing depth at both positions is not good, neither one is likely...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendall Hunter Goes Unclaimed, Reverts To 49ers IR List

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the RB Kendall Hunter went unclaimed on waivers and will now revert to the 49ers injured reserve list. San Francisco waived/injured Hunter on Monday, but the fact that he has a serious knee injury and is in the final year of his contract made it unlikely that he would be claimed. San Francisco has said that they would like to re-sign Hunter...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gone Camping: Dorsey out for year, Hunter and Baldwin waived

If you haven’t been paying attention to the 49ers training camp, you probably have missed a lot. It’s as if you blink and something new happens. So let’s get you up to date. Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey tore his bicep Friday at camp and will need surgery. He is out for the year. There has been talk that he may return, but it is highly unlikely. Spoke to physician re: #49ers NT...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Sign Running Back Glenn Winston To Make Room on Their Roster

The San Francisco 49ers needed a quick replacement for injured RB Kendall Hunter who is out for the 2014 season from a torn ACL injury. Earlier today, head coach Jim Harbaugh announced that the  they were running a possible replacement  and a little more than an hour ago, announced that they had landed with Glenn Winston as […] The post 49ers Sign Running Back Glenn Winston...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers Signing RB Glenn Winston

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers are signing RB Glenn Winston to a contract. San Francisco waived/injured RB Kendall Hunter on Monday after he suffered a season-ending knee injury, so they do have an open roster spot to work with. Winston played for Michigan State during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He ran for 204 yards on 63 carries and scored two touchdowns over...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Oakland Raiders claim Kendall Hunter on waivers?

The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have made a name for themselves picking up quality players where others did not see them. From undrafted free agents like Rod Streater and Matt McGloin, to late round picks like Stacy McGee and Mychal Rivera, to under the radar free agents like Nick Roach and Philip Weaver. Ever since he took over, one thing can be counted on...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Waive/Injured RB Kendall Hunter

  The 49ers waived/injured RB Kendall Hunter on Monday, according to the NFL transaction release. Hunter would end up on the team’s injured reserve list if he ends up going unclaimed. Hunter, 25, suffered a season-ending ACL tear a few weeks ago. He is in the final year of his contract, so this could impact a team’s decision to claim him off of waivers. San Francisco has...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Seahawks Sign Eric Winston, Kendall Hunter Hurt

Here’s some more quick hitters covering news from the various NFL training camps that have been going on this week. Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks managed to ink one of the best free agents left on the market as the team signed OT Eric Winston. Winston has been a starter at right tackle in each of his last seven NFL seasons, and he figures to fight for the starting role in Seattle...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Why injuries are a main reason you DON’T trade CJ Spiller

“I’d expect the Bills to field calls for running backs if contending teams continue to lose them (Vick Ballard and Kendall Hunter already out for the year). Buffalo has more backs than it needs, probably, and C.J. Spiller, in the final year of his deal and with no extension in sight, could be the odd man out.”   And with that, Jason LaCanfora set in motion a flurry of CJ Spiller...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gone Camping: Injures hurting 49ers, Veterans shine

We are now five days into training camp in Santa Clara and it has already been an eventful five days. It all started when tight end Vernon Davis ended his hold out and reported to training camp, whereas Alex Boone continues to holdout. Then defensive back Jimmie Ward did the unthinkable, as a rookie, in his first day at camp. An unbelievable interception. Watch it. Then the 49ers...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Some key NFL players already out for the season

Training camp has started league wide and already we’re receiving the unfortunate news of some players being out for the season. As an NFL fan you know the bad news is coming, it’s the nature of the beast, you just hope it’s not a critical player for the team you root for. Even then, your heart goes out to a player that sees his dreams and goals crushed before the season even...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Some key NFL players already out for the season

Training camp has started league wide and already we’re receiving the unfortunate news of some players being out for the season. As an NFL fan you know the bad news is coming, it’s the nature of the beast, you just hope it’s not a critical player for the team you root for. Even then, your heart goes out to a player that sees his dreams and goals crushed before the season even...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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