Posted: 11/5/2014 4:16pm ET
Huddle Up: Sadly, it looks like it just wasn't meant to be for Lattimore, the 2013 fourth-round pick who has been trying to battle back from the two serious knee injuries he sustained at South Carolina.
Posted: 11/4/2014 10:29am ET
Huddle Up: Unfortunate that Lattimore could never make it back from the knee injury that prematurely ended his college career, if that is what ultimately happens here.
Posted: 10/28/2014 3:50pm ET
Huddle Up: It's unclear what kind of role Lattimore would have if activated, but it's ust another item for Frank Gore's fantasy owners to worry about as rookie Carlos Hyde is currently cutting into Gore's already reduced workload.
Posted: 10/22/2014 3:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Get ready to add another RB to the mix in San Fran, further trimming Fran Gore's touches and fantasy value.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:29pm ET
Huddle Up: The long road back just got a little longer for Lattimore, who will miss at least the first 6 games of the season. Meanwhile, second-round pick Carlos Hyde is firmly entrenched behind veteran starter Frank Gore.
Posted: 8/7/2014 10:37pm ET
Huddle Up: The extended waiting game continues for Lattimore, opening the door for additional opportunities for second-round pick Carlos Hyde.
Posted: 7/29/2014 10:32am ET
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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