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Morning Tailgate: 49ers Deep at RB

Posted by Taylor Price on July 10, 2013 – 10:57 AM

From top to bottom, the San Francisco 49ers boast one of, if not the, deepest running back groups in the National Football League.

Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James, San Francisco’s top runners, could all be featured as star weapons on any given team. Together, the 49ers have one of the strongest backfields in the league. The group also includes Anthony Dixon, Jewel Hampton and fourth-round pick Marcus Lattimore, who is working diligently to rehab a major college knee injury.

To further prove the point of San Francisco having a top-notice stable of runners, Marc Sessler of NFL.com put San Francisco atop his list of the NFL’s deepest backfields.

“Gore at age 30 remains highly productive, but the 49ers have planned for his eventual departure with a packed stable of backs,” Sessler wrote. “Hunter is coming off Achilles surgery but remains a strong bet to keep the No. 2 spot if he’s healthy come September. James completes coordinator Greg Roman’s three-headed monster in the backfield.”

More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.

Clark Judge, CBSSports.com discussed how read-option offenses won’t surprise NFL teams in 2013.

Henry Hodgson of NFL.com offered a NFL supplemental mock draft.

49ers.com offered a training camp preview of the team’s wide receivers and information on a special training camp sweepstakes.


Class act.

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5 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: 49ers Deep at RB”

  1. By 11yearswithalex on Jul 10, 2013 | Reply

    would like to see one of those backs step up and make some highlight reels sooner rather than later ……also would someone take down that header on this site that shows we got beat in the superbowl ..I mean really still not over it and coming on here just burns it all over again.

  2. By ace on Jul 10, 2013 | Reply

    11 ? would like 2 see one of “those” backs step up ? by those do mean future hall of famer frank gore ? or kendall hunter who when healthy would easily be a #1 back for most teams, or lmj who has shown some nice flashes ? rb runs deep here, maybee u were thinking of wr ?

  3. By lesro89 on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    what about DJ Harper out of Boise State?

    if you don’t know youtube him.

  4. By Mike Kennedy's on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    Get ready to see a lot of Hampton in pre-season. Gore rests. Hunter recovers. LMJ learns an array of special plays including the slot. Hampton is also insurance for Lattimore’s recovery. Hence, increasing his trade value through pre-season exposure is beneficial. Don’t think everybody’s fave, Booby, makes it. Talk about depth. Anyone of these guys outplays 90% of the NFL’s LBs.

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