Marcus Lattimore | RB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 7/29/2014 10:32am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has not been cleared to practice yet due to lingering concerns about his surgically repaired right knee. However, he appears close to joining his teammates.
Huddle Up: The Niners drafted a running back in the second round because they weren't sold on Lattimore's recovery yet, a move that at this juncture looks to be a wise one. Anything San Francisco can get from Lattimore would be a bonus, but with all the injuries in the 49ers backfield and Frank Gore in the twilight of his career there may be no better opportunity for Lattimore than right now.
Posted: 7/18/2014 1:30am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will start training camp on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehabilitate his knee.
Huddle Up: This lends some pre-camp clarity to the Niners' backup RB situation but not much as Kendall Hunter, second-round pick Carlos Hyde and LaMichael James are all still stacked behind Frank Gore.
Posted: 5/24/2014 1:53pm et
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) might be limited in the team's rookie minicamp with a minor injury. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said it has nothing to do with his knee, however.
Huddle Up: The Niners spent a second-round pick on Carlos Hyde, which suggests they're not expecting Lattimore to return to his pre-knee injury level. And his being further limited in minicamp won't help in Lattimore's development.
Posted: 5/16/2014 1:37pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he has not had any swelling or soreness in his knee during offseason workouts. 'It's been going good,' Lattimore said. 'I'm real happy because I've had no knee problems, nothing in my knee, no soreness, no swelling.' Lattimore said his knee still has to get used to going full speed again.
Huddle Up: It's tempting to view the 49ers' spending a second-round pick on Carlos Hyde as an indictment of Lattimore's recover (or lack thereof) from his knee injury. However, if he's able to flash his former skills during offseason work and training camp he'll still be in the mix for touches in a backfield that you have to think is angling to replace ageless wonder Frank Gore in the not-too-distant future.
Posted: 5/6/2014 12:57am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said Monday, May 5, that he is not all the way back, physically or mentally, from the gruesome knee injury he suffered at the University of South Carolina in October 2012.
Huddle Up: The Niners essentially red-shirted Lattimore last year in hopes that perhaps by this season he'd be ready to take on some of Frank Gore's carries. That's still a possibility, but first Lattimore needs to clear the physical and mental hurdles that still linger.
Posted: 4/20/2014 10:29pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not expected to be restricted in any way when offseason workouts begin.
Huddle Up: With the Niners expected to move LaMichael James, Lattimore should open training camp as the team's No. 3 RB with the opportunity to supplant Kendall Hunter as Frank Gore's primary backup.
Posted: 3/2/2014 4:55pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said Saturday, March 1, that the 'rehab is over,' and he is ready for whatever the team throws at him. 'Whatever role they want me to do, I'm ready,' Lattimore said.
Huddle Up: Fantasy wild cards don't get any wilder than Lattimore, the 4th-round pick in 2013 who sat out all of last season while rehabbing and recovering from the second of 2 serious college knee injuries. Monitor his offseason progress as he has a chance to come out of nowhere and make some noise in the Niners' run-heavy attack.
Posted: 1/22/2014 6:49pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he believed he could have placed in December but knew that the team was going to shut him down for the entire season. Lattimore said he will participate in the offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Frank Gore will have finger surgery this offseason and is accumulating the miles, so a healthy Lattimore should compete for playing time in 2014. And if he thinks he was good to go at the end of the 2013 season, he should be more than ready for offseason workouts and a training camp battle come August.
Posted: 1/21/2014 11:24pm et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is expected to be healthy for the start of the offseason and to compete for a job at running back, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on Lattimore -- a 4th-round pick who sat out the 2013 season -- with Frank Gore not getting any younger.