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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
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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

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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.
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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson