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Running Back

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

Running back Chuck Muncie #48 of the San Diego Chargers runs behind the protection of teammate offensive guard Ed White #67 during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Jack Murphy Stadium on September 25, 1983 in San Diego, California. The Browns won 30-24. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Cal Star, NFL Pro Bowler Chuck Muncie Dead At 60

Former California Golden Bear running back Chuck Muncie has died at the age of 60. The cause of death was a heart attack.

05/14/2013

Tyler Bray #8 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks to pass the ball against the Missouri Tigers during the game at Neyland Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Potential Draft Fits For The Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders need help at a lot of positions on the roster, but there are plenty of prospects to be had in the 2013 NFL Draft to address many of those needs.

04/17/2013

Big-play back Darren McFadden is one of many speed weapons in Oakland. (Getty Images)

McFadden, Goodson Return To Practice For Raiders

The slumping Oakland Raiders got a jolt Wednesday when running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson returned to practice for the first time since missing three games with sprained right ankles.

11/28/2012

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