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Marcus Lattimore | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 221
College: South Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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49ers GM Trent Baalke insists RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) has not suffered a setback.
Lattimore has missed the first three days of camp after being limited in spring workouts. "He's coming off, as we all know, a horrific injury," said Baalke. "... But as far as setbacks, no." We remain highly skeptical Lattimore will make any 2014 impact. With Kendall Hunter (ACL)) already lost for the season, rookie Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore are the 49ers' fantasy backs to own. Jul 27 - 1:41 PM

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49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is on the active/PUP list nursing ailments to both his hamstring and knees.

Lattimore shredded both knees at South Carolina, and battled a hamstring injury during the spring. All signs point to Lattimore being a 2014 non-factor.
Jul 24 - 8:08 PM

ESPN's Bill Williamson reports Marcus Lattimore (knees, NFI) is "fine," and could practice "very soon."

In Williamson's estimation, the 49ers are simply being careful with their second-year back, who hasn't played since his second devastating knee injury in as many years ended his college career in 2012. Lattimore won't be hidden away on the reserve/NFI list for the second-consecutive year, but there have been strong indications he's nowhere near the player he was before his injuries.
Jul 22 - 8:24 PM

49ers placed RB Marcus Lattimore (knees) on the active/NFI list.

It serves the same function as the PUP list. Lattimore has plenty of time to round into form for Week 1, but it's an obvious disappointment he still isn't 100 percent nearly two years after suffering the knee injury that ended his college career. CSN Bay Area reported late last month that Lattimore had a "ways to go" to regain his pre-injury form. Rookie Carlos Hyde is shaping up as the heavy favorite to handcuff Frank Gore. Lattimore has no current value in re-draft leagues.
Jul 17 - 5:18 PM

Per CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, 49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore "made significant progress" over the course of spring practices, but "still appears to have a ways to go" to rediscover pre-knee injuries form.

Lattimore "appeared very tentative" at rookie minicamp and early OTAs, but got better as practices went on. He also "demonstrated reliable hands out of the backfield," according to Maiocco. Lattimore isn't on the re-draft fantasy radar at this point, and we want to see him perform in preseason games before putting him there. Rookie Carlos Hyde is a superior late-round draft pick.
Jun 25 - 8:07 PM

According to the Sacramento Bee, Marcus Lattimore (knee surgeries, hamstring) looks "noticeably better and more explosive than he did two weeks ago."

Lattimore is at least making progress as he tries to carve out a role. By showing some burst, he gives himself a chance to be in the conversation behind Frank Gore. However, he has a steep hill to climb as Carlos Hyde is penciled in as the early-down backup and Kendall Hunter is the change-of-pace option. Lattimore is well off the re-draft radar until we see him near 100 percent.
Jun 18 - 11:22 AM

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee surgeries) is taking handoffs at OTAs at less than full speed.

He's practicing without a brace. Per beat writer Matt Barrows, Lattimore "didn't appear to be going at full speed but didn't look hindered either." Coach Jim Harbaugh revealed Lattimore previously dealt with a hamstring strain, which threatened his availability for rookie minicamp. He did wind up taking part on a limited basis. We remain skeptical Lattimore will make a 2014 impact.
May 28 - 8:28 PM

49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore is participating in rookie minicamp on a limited basis.

Lattimore was expected to sit out minicamp with soreness in both legs, but the 49ers have cleared him to take handoffs and run through holes at "half speed." Although we're skeptical of Lattimore's 2014 impact after two catastrophic college knee injuries, it's a good sign that he's healthy enough to return to the field. Lattimore can participate in rookie camp because he spent all of 2013 on the reserve/NFI list. He's vying for snaps with Kendall Hunter and rookie Carlos Hyde behind Frank Gore.
May 23 - 7:59 PM

49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore revealed early this week that he is dealing with soreness in both of his legs.

Lattimore put a positive spin on it: "About 6-7 months ago, it would just be my left leg that would be sore. Now I'm balanced on both legs. Feeling good, man." Lattimore will not participate in the 49ers' rookie minicamp, and it's unclear when he'll be ready to practice. "(He’ll be) going at the speed the doctors allow him and his body allows him to go," coach Jim Harbaugh said.
May 23 - 4:46 PM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh revealed second-year RB Marcus Lattimore is "working through something" and will not take part in rookie minicamp.

Lattimore is eligible for rookie camp despite not technically being a rookie because he spent all of 2013 on the reserve/non-football injury list. Harbaugh did not disclose what is bothering Lattimore, but said it's not related to his balky knees. We're not counting on Lattimore to be a major 2014 contributor. The 49ers' second-round pick of Carlos Hyde suggests they aren't, either.
May 23 - 3:24 PM

Marcus Lattimore says he's experienced no issues with his surgically-repaired knees this offseason.

Lattimore recently conceded that he's not all the way back "physically or mentally" from the knee injuries that derailed his college career, but he hasn't experienced any new issues. "I’m real happy because I’ve had no knee problems. ... No soreness, no swelling," Lattimore said. "It’s all the other muscles around the knee getting used to the workload again and going full-speed. That’s what I have to get used to, going full-speed again and getting those instincts back that I’ve had." There's still a chance Lattimore becomes a contributor in the 49ers' backfield, but the selection of Carlos Hyde at No. 57 overall was not a vote of confidence in Lattimore's long-term outlook.
May 15 - 9:58 PM

Marcus Lattimore concedes he's "not all the way back, physically or mentally" from his catastrophic college knee injuries.

Lattimore's college career-ending injury involved ACL, PCL, and LCL tears in his right knee. Lattimore concedes he "still lacks the first-step burst" and "explosiveness through the hole" that he possessed as a freshman. Even before the 2012 triple-knee-ligament tear, Lattimore tore his left ACL as a sophomore. Lattimore is an easy guy to root for, but remains a long shot to rediscover past dynamic form. We'll monitor him closely throughout training camp, of course.
May 5 - 9:14 PM

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore said he's "ready" to compete for playing time.

Lattimore hasn't played since sustaining a gruesome right knee injury at the end of the 2012 season while at South Carolina. He's expected to be a full participant in the entire offseason program and legitimately battle for snaps come training camp. Lattimore's progress will be worth watching closely as he flashed serious first-round talent when 100 percent. He'll start off behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter on the depth chart.
Apr 20 - 5:37 PM

Because 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore spent all of last season on the reserve/non-football injury list, his rookie contract "tolled" for 2013, and he is now under contract through 2017.

Lattimore's catastrophic knee injury occurred in college, and therefore he was eligible for the "non-football injury" list because it didn't happen in the pros. Still only 22 years old, Lattimore is the age of most incoming rookies. He is expected to be given every opportunity to earn carries in training camp, and perhaps form a "three-headed monster" with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.
Apr 13 - 1:23 PM

49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) told USA Today there's "no doubt" he'll be ready for Week 1, and he currently feels "faster than I ever was."

"But my quickness is still coming back," conceded Lattimore, who blew out each of his knees at South Carolina. "Getting stronger and making sure my balance is right, those are the two main things I’ve been working on. I feel close. I really do. I feel very close." Lattimore says he could squat 450-500 pounds before his knee injuries, and is at 405 pounds now. Lattimore currently carries RB4/5 Dynasty league value with potential to rise this summer. He's a prospect to watch closely.
Source: USA Today
Mar 2 - 6:40 PM

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