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Marcus Lattimore | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 221
College: South Carolina
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49ers RB Marcus Lattimore has informed the team that he intends to retire.
"After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided it’s time to end my professional football career," said Lattimore. "I have given my heart and soul to the game that I love, and it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and help others. I have given every ounce of my energy toward making a full recovery from my knee injury, and I have made a lot of progress. Unfortunately, getting my knee fully back to the level the NFL demands has proven to be insurmountable." Lattimore was a dart-throw fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2013 as your classic home run swing by GM Trent Baalke. Unfortunately, it was a whiff. Lattimore's gruesome October 2012 knee injury proved to be too much to overcome. He's going back to South Carolina to complete his degree. Nov 5 - 3:04 PM
Source: 49ers.com

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Marcus Lattimore should be able to collect on a $1.7 million insurance policy if he retires from football.

Lattimore took out the policy during his junior year at South Carolina, costing him between $10,000 and $15,000. It's a standard move for elite, blue chip NCAA prospects. In order to collect, a doctor would have to rule Lattimore physically unable to play. Reports are swirling right now that he's expected to retire without ever getting an NFL snap.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 4 - 8:13 AM

Sources tell ESPN that Marcus Lattimore is expected to retire due to ongoing knee issues.

Lattimore finally practiced with the 49ers on Wednesday and Thursday last week, his first true practices since the gruesome 2012 knee injury at South Carolina. But he couldn't go on Friday due to soreness. It appears Lattimore now realizes he's never going to get back to the blue-chip level he was at before the injury and is moving on with his life. Expect an official announcement this week.
Nov 3 - 8:50 AM

A source tells CSN Bay Area that Marcus Lattimore (NFI, knee) is taking some time to contemplate his football future.

Lattimore practiced this week for the first time since his devastating knee injury at South Carolina. He experienced soreness and sat out Friday's session. Now Lattimore is deciding whether he wants to continue to comeback attempt. It's very possible he's realized he's never going to get back to the stud levels he was at before the injury.
Nov 2 - 10:05 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco wrote it is "looking unlikely" 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (NFI, knee) will be able to return this season.

Lattimore missed practice Friday after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired knee. The 49ers hoped Lattimore would be able to serve as the No. 3 back down the stretch, but he may be shut down following the setback. The 49ers have until November 19 to activate Lattimore.
Nov 2 - 4:03 PM

Marcus Lattimore's (NFI, knee) status is "up in the air" after missing practice Friday with soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee.

Lattimore practiced for the first time this season on Wednesday, starting a 21-day clock for the 49ers to activate him. The soreness is a setback, though it could have been expected after Lattimore went through the two most strenuous workouts of his NFL career on Wednesday and Thursday. If Lattimore is eventually activated, he will serve as no better than the third running back for the 49ers down the stretch.
Nov 1 - 11:56 AM

Coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed Monday that Marcus Lattimore (knee, NFI) will practice Wednesday.

The 49ers will start Lattimore's 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster. They're expected to evaluate him for the full three weeks, so it'd be a stretch to expect Lattimore to make his NFL debut any time before Week 12. Lattimore is coming off one of the worst knee injuries we've ever seen in football. Any contributions the 49ers get in 2014 would be a plus. Lattimore has an opportunity to show the 49ers they can count on him to be a part of the 2015 offense with Frank Gore in the final year of his deal.
Oct 27 - 6:14 PM

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, NFI) has been cleared to practice next Monday when the team returns from its bye week.

It'll be the first time he's been cleared to practice since wrecking his knee on October 27, 2012 at South Carolina. "I’m still going through the process. But I feel great," Lattimore said. "It's been a long road." Once Lattimore steps on the practice field, it will start a 21-day clock for him to either be activated or shut down for the remainder of the season. He's determined to play in 2014, but it remains to be seen if it'll happen. Lattimore says he feels better than ever. He'll turn 23 next Wednesday. With Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter free agents after the season, Carlos Hyde and Lattimore could be the 2015 tandem.
Oct 22 - 11:13 AM

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, reserve/NFI) will resume practicing following the team's Week 8 bye, and could join the 53-man roster if he responds well in practice.

The 49ers will have 21 days to activate Lattimore off the NFI list once he begins practicing. Lattimore is eligible to start practicing next week, but that would mean the 49ers' bye week would count as part of the 21-day window. Lattimore is expected to serve as the No. 3 back down the stretch if he is activated.
Oct 11 - 1:10 PM

CSN Bay Area expects Marcus Lattimore (knee, reserve/NFI) to be the 49ers' No. 3 running back during the second half of the season.

Lattimore is expected to resume practicing in Week 7. He's unlikely to have a role when he returns, but continues to make progress from his 2012 knee surgery. Rookie WR/KR Bruce Ellington is currently the 49ers' No. 3 back.
Sep 13 - 4:56 PM

Marcus Lattimore (knee) expects to open the season on the reserve/NFI list.

It operates the same as the reserve/PUP list, and would keep Lattimore sidelined for at least the first six weeks. Lattimore expects to be activated at some point during the season. He hasn't played a snap in a competitive football game since wrecking his right knee at South Carolina in October of 2012.
Aug 25 - 6:53 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson expects Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) to be activated sometime during the season.

Lattimore still isn't practicing. He remains on the active/NFI list -- which is basically the same as PUP -- and could stay on reserve/NFI into the season, making Lattimore eligible for a Week 7 return. Lattimore has not played an NFL snap (exhibition or regular season) since the 49ers took a flier on him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 11:18 AM

49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) remains without a timetable for a return.

Stowed away on the active/PUP list, Lattimore won't suit up for Thursday's preseason opener. An NFLer for 16 months, Lattimore has yet to play even a single exhibition snap. It remains possible Lattimore spends 2014 stashed away on a reserve list for the second-consecutive season.
Aug 7 - 5:12 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh was noncommittal Friday on RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) having a role on the 2014 49ers.

"Marcus is going to be part of this team in some form or fashion," is all Harbs would commit to. Lattimore has yet to practice in training camp, remaining on the active/NFI list. We've never seen him as a likely 2014 on-field contributor.
Aug 1 - 2:49 PM

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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