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Running Back

Runningback Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks away to score on a 37 yard rushing touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the thrid quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the 49ers 21-19.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Can Gore Come Up Big Again For 49ers?

Outside of Vernon Davis in the passing game, the 49ers haven’t had a single offensive skill player even half as dangerous as “Frank the Tank” was, and arguably still is.


Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals breaks through the line in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 13-8.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Raiders Reportedly Interested In Cedric Benson

Rumors are beginning to surface that the Oakland Raiders are again showing interest in acquiring running back Cedric Benson.


Oakland Raiders v San Francisco 49ers

Michael Bush To Start For Raiders As McFadden Sits

Oakland Raiders star running back Darren McFadden will not play Sunday against Denver because of a sprained right foot.


Darren McFadden

McFadden Taking Raiders Offense To New Levels

Coach Hue Jackson spent much of training camp telling people that Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden belonged in the conversation about elite backs in the NFL.


Runningback Ian Johnson #41 of the Boise State Broncos dives for the endzone pilon against the defense of Cornerback Rafael Priest #10 of TCU during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

49ers Add RB Made Famous By Fiesta Bowl Proposal

It was Johnson who in January 2007 helped Boise State stun 10th-ranked Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and then proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend on national television.


San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. (AP Photo)

49ers’ Gore Says Hip Is Completely Healed

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Less than three months after suffering a season-ending hip fracture, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore said he is completely healed, and he has been cleared to begin running […]

CBS San Francisco–02/19/2011

Frank Gore, Brian Westbrook

49ers Looking To Westbrook, Dixon With Gore Out

SANTA CLARA (CBS 5 / AP) ― Frank Gore’s absence is pushing Brian Westbrook back into the spotlight. And Anthony Dixon is expected to be right there with him. “There will be a good mixture […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/01/2010

Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

McFadden Emerges For Raiders In 3rd Season

When Darren McFadden burst through a hole in the Denver defense two weeks ago and outraced the Broncos for a 59-yard touchdown, there was a huge sense of relief.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010


Former Cal Star Lynch Dealt From Buffalo To Seattle

The Bills gave up on Marshawn Lynch as their featured ball carrier on Tuesday, trading him to Seattle for a pair of undisclosed draft picks. That clears the way to give more playing time for Fred Jackson and first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller in the Buffalo backfield.

CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010