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.
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