Running Back

Latavius Murray #28 of the Oakland Raiders stiff arms Sean Smith #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at O.co Coliseum on November 20, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Breakout RB Murray Ruled Out For Raiders Against Rams

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray failed to pass the final test of the NFL-mandated concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against St. Louis.

11/28/2014

Marcus Lattimore #38 of the San Francisco 49ers after talking to reporters during the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp at their training facility on May 10, 2013 in Santa Clara. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Without Ever Playing For 49ers, Talented Running Back Marcus Lattimore Forced To Retire

The 49ers knew they were buying a lottery ticket in 2012 when they drafted former South Caroline running back Marcus Lattimore in the fourth round despite severe knee damage left over from a college injury. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like that ticket will hit.

11/05/2014

Frank Gore

Who Is The Top Running Back In The NFL Today?

PICK-A-SIDE: Our own Frank Gore makes our list of the best running backs in the NFL…

11/03/2014

Running back Alfonso Smith #29 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football after a reception past defensive back Jahleel Addae #37 of the San Diego Chargers during the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Sign Former Cardinals Running Back Alfonso Smith

Smith’s signing comes after injuries to primary backups Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James in the last week. Hunter is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, and James will be sidelined indefinitely with a left elbow injury.

07/29/2014

Running back LaMichael James #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring on a 15-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers More Depth At Running Back With Injury To LaMichael James

Less than a week into training camp the San Francisco 49ers have lost two reserves from their backfield behind veteran running back Frank Gore.

07/28/2014

Kendall Hunter

49ers RB Kendall Hunter Out For Season With Torn ACL

The 49ers confirmed Saturday that running back Kendall Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday’s practice.

07/26/2014

Marshawn Lynch #24 of Seattle Seahawks celebrates waves to fans during a parade to celebrate their victory in Super Bowl XLVII on February 5, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Former Cal Star Marshawn Lynch Caught Pleading For Whiskey During Super Bowl Parade

Former Cal star Marshawn Lynch got one of his more impressive handoffs of the season during Wednesday’s Super Bowl victory parade in downtown Seattle – a bottle of booze from one of the 700,000 fans in attendance.

02/07/2014

Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled for a loss by defensive tackle Derek Wolfe #95 and linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos defense at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

McFadden Remains A Question Mark For Chiefs Game

Running back Darren McFadden inched closer to returning to the Oakland Raiders lineup, though he hasn’t been fully cleared yet.

10/11/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.

08/16/2013

Marcus Lattimore #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks runs with the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers Sign 4th Round Draft Pick RB Lattimore

Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

05/31/2013

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