How the 49ers Create a Solid One-Two Punch at Running Back


Published: March 15, 2009


... Yes, the injury history at the University of Miami has been well documented; but Gore has been very dependable for the 49ers. He will be 26 in May.

Gore has only missed three games for his career. The problem for the 49ers now is that there are teams like Tennessee, New York, Carolina, Jacksonville, Dallas, and San Diego that are using multiple running backs, so they can keep their starting running backs fresh and as well be a change of pace on offense.

The 49ers brought in Deshaun Foster last year as a backup. Foster is under contract for another year, so it would be safe to say the 49ers could be interested in drafting another running back.

The 49ers other choice is to use a practice squad player who's done extremely well in the pre-season. That player is Thomas Clayton, who has put in his time and has shown what he can do for the 49ers organization.

Unless the 49ers can find a steal in the third or fourth round, they should look at other needs in the d...

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