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  Bengals | Work out veteran RBs    Tue Dec 4, 10:10 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals worked out veteran free-agent RBs Rock Cartwright (49ers) and Mewelde Moore (Colts) Tuesday, Dec. 4, but it appears the team is more likely to make a practice squad move instead.

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  Giants | Pass on several RBs    Tue Nov 27, 11:03 PM

The New York Giants gave free-agent RBs Rock Cartwright (49ers), Derrick Coleman (Vikings), Ryan Grant (Redskins) and Cadillac Williams (Rams) tryouts Tuesday, Nov. 27, before settling on RBs Kregg Lumpkin and Ryan Torain.

Footballguys view: Lumpkin is a versatile back who can contribute as a runner of receiver out of the backfield. Torain is more of a banger who can grind it out between the tackles and can be effective in a one cut system.

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  Patriots | Four players worked out     Mon Nov 12, 06:40 PM

The New England Patriots worked out free-agent RB Rock Cartwright (49ers), WR Kamar Aiken (Bears), WR Lavasier Tuinei (Seahawks) and OG Mitch Petrus (Giants) Monday, Nov. 12.

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  Lions | Rock Cartwright works out    Tue Oct 9, 03:27 PM

The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent RB Rock Cartwright (49ers) Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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  49ers | Make roster move    Fri Aug 31, 03:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers released RB Rock Cartwright Friday, Aug. 31.

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  49ers | Rock Cartwright, Colin Jones need to shine on special teams    Wed Jul 11, 01:02 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Rock Cartwright and FS Colin Jones likely have their roster spot hopes tied to how well they can contribute on special teams in training camp and the preseason.

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  49ers | Rock Cartwright not expected to see time on offense    Thu Jun 7, 01:45 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Rock Cartwright likely will not see playing time on offense if he make the final roster this season. Cartwright likely would see a majority of playing time on special teams.

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  49ers | Frank Gore said he has plenty left    Tue May 8, 05:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore feels he has plenty left in the tank despite the team's plans to ease his workload in coming years. RBs Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon, Rock Cartwright and LaMichael James are all on roster and will threaten Gore's playing time. 'I feel like I still got a lot left in my tank,' Gore said. 'I want to show it off that I still got a lot left in my tank and I can play at a high level. I will play at a high level as long as God blesses me to be healthy so I can go out and do something that I love.'

Footballguys view: Gore could be stronger than ever with a reduced workload. He'll still be the lead back for the team, but we'll see Brandon Jacobs in some short yardage and goalline situations. We could also see both Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James replace Gore in some obvious passing situations.

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  49ers | Rock Cartwright believes Alex Smith is starting QB     Sat Mar 17, 08:40 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Rock Cartwright believes free-agent QB Alex Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback. 'I think Alex is a great guy. I think we've got a great quarterback in Alex,' Cartwright said. 'Whoever is there, we'll be there to support him. Right now Alex is the guy.' The 49ers have been working to re-sign Smith, and Smith has acknowledged he was happy with their three-year offer. However, the team is also showing interest in free-agent QB Peyton Manning (Colts).

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  49ers | Rock Cartwright agrees to terms    Thu Mar 15, 02:53 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Rock Cartwright (Raiders) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Will sign Rock Cartwright    Thu Mar 15, 02:26 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will sign free-agent RB Rock Cartwright (Raiders) if he passes his physical.

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  Raiders | Six probable    Fri Dec 23, 06:39 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), S Matt Giordano (shoulder), DL Tommy Kelly (toe), CB Bryan McCann (concussion), C Samson Satele (shoulder) and WR Chaz Schilens (hip) are probable for Week 16. Kelly was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 23, while the others practiced in full.

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  Raiders | Five fully practice    Thu Dec 22, 07:46 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), WR Chaz Schilens (hip), C Samson Satele (shoulder), CB Bryan McCann (concussion) and FS Matt Giordano (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

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  Raiders | Six practice in full    Wed Dec 21, 07:48 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), FS Matt Giordano (shoulder), CB Bryan McCann (concussion), CB Stanford Routt (knee), C Samson Satele (shoulder) and WR Chaz Schilens (hip) were listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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  Raiders | Four listed as probable    Wed Nov 9, 06:47 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer (quadriceps), RB Rock Cartwright (calf), FB Marcel Reece (shoulder) and SS Matt Giordano (neck) are listed as probable for Week 10. Cartwright was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 9, and the other three fully participated in practice.

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  Raiders | Three limited in practice    Tue Nov 8, 09:51 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and LB Rolando McClain (ankle) were listed as limited participants in practice Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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  Raiders | Four listed as limited participants    Mon Nov 7, 09:19 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), SS Michael Mitchell (ankle) and FB Marcel Reece (ankle) were listed as limited participants in practice Monday, Nov. 7.

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  Raiders | Four miss practice, questionable for Week 7    Fri Oct 21, 06:36 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), FB Marcel Reece (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee) and LB Rolando McClain (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and are listed as questionable for Week 7.

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  Raiders | Six miss practice    Thu Oct 20, 07:56 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (collarbone, foot), RB Rock Cartwright (calf), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin, hamstring), LB Rolando McClain (ankle) and RB Marcel Reece (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

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  Raiders | Five miss practice    Wed Oct 19, 07:35 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), CB Chris X. Johnson (groin, hamstring), LB Rolando McClain (ankle) and FB Marcel Reece (ankle) were all unable to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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  Raiders | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 16, 03:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared OG Bruce Campbell, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB Chris X. Johnson, FB Marcel Reece, DL Matt Shaughnessy, TE Richard Gordon, RB Rock Cartwright inactive for Week 6.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are short-handed on defense today, which should give the reinvented Browns offense a chance to get on track.

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  Raiders | Four questionable    Fri Oct 14, 06:09 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), S Michael Huff (ankle), LB Rolando McClain (ankle) and RB Marcel Reece (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 6. Cartwright and Reece did not practice Friday, Oct. 14, while Huff and McClain were limited.

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  Raiders | Seven players miss practice    Thu Oct 13, 07:12 PM

Oakland Raiders RBs Rock Cartwright (calf) and Marcel Reece (ankle), TE Richard Gordon (hand) DE Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder), CBs Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and Chris X. Johnson (hamstring, groin) and FS Michael Huff (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

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  Raiders | Six not expected to play in Week 6    Wed Oct 12, 11:12 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), TE Richard Gordon (hand), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), RB Marcel Reese (ankle) and DL Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) are not expected to play in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. If either of the players can practice Thursday, Oct. 13, or Friday, Oct. 14, they still have a chance to play Sunday, Oct. 16. Head coach Hue Jackson doesn't like using players in the game if they are unable to practice.

Footballguys view: There has been some whispers that new acquisition Aaron Curry could be tried out in the middle in McClain's stead. The Raiders don't have an experienced backup MLB on the roster, so it will be interesting to see what they do with the position.

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  Raiders | Six miss practice    Wed Oct 12, 06:02 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright (calf), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), TE Richard Gordon (hand), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), RB Marcel Reece (ankle) and DL Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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  Raiders | Two could see time at FB    Sat Oct 1, 12:09 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright and TE Richard Gordon could see time at fullback if FB Marcel Reece (ankle) is not able to play in Week 4.

Footballguys view: Cartwright is a seasoned veteran who could pick up tough yardage on inside carries.

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  Raiders | Rock Cartwright might see bigger role    Sat Oct 1, 12:37 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Rock Cartwright might play in some running packages as a lead blocker in Week 4 if FB Marcel Reece (ankle) cannot play.

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  Raiders | Have options at kick returner    Sat Sep 17, 02:43 PM

The Oakland Raiders could use RB Taiwan Jones, RB Rock Cartwright or WR Nick Miller as their kick returner in Week 2 with WR Jacoby Ford (hamstring) being ruled out.

Footballguys view: We'd like to see Jones on the field, even if it is only as a return man during his rookie year. The Eastern Washington product is extremely fast and has ankle breaking moves in the open field.

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  Raiders | Rock Cartwright re-signs    Fri Feb 25, 01:52 AM

The Oakland Raiders re-signed RB Rock Cartwright Thursday, Feb. 24, and the signing was confirmed by a team source, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANGNewspapers.

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  Raiders | Michael Bush likely to start in Week 5    Thu Oct 7, 11:12 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) handled the majority of repetitions in practice Thursday, Oct. 7, and is likely to start in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers, according to The Associated Press. Bush has just 10 carries this season. 'If you look at when Mike's played, it's been the same things,' head coach Tom Cable said. 'He runs more physical in the box maybe. You may not get as much play on the perimeter but you'll get it running downhill at the defense. (McFadden) has been very productive so we've got to find a way to get that same production but I think Michael's ready to take that load.' RB Rock Cartwright will be the backup to Bush if RBs Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Michael Bennett (hamstring) are ruled out.

Footballguys view: Bush is a solid RB2 play with RB1 upside this week and he is a must-add if he is still on your waiver wire. McFadden should only miss another week at most, but Bush has a chance to force his way back into a committee with this opportunity.

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  Raiders | Michael Bush may play large role in Week 5    Mon Oct 4, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) could be in for a heavy workload against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. RBs Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Michael Bennett (hamstring) both suffered hamstring injuries during Week 4, so Bush may see his number called often. The team may also work FB Rock Cartwright into the mix. Bush plans to ditch the protective wrap on his left thumb that he has worn since suffering a hand injury during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Darren McFadden's hot start seemed too good to be true. Bush could have a chance to force an RBBC for the rest of the year if he runs strong vs the Chargers.

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  Raiders | Competition for No. 3 running back spot    Mon Aug 9, 10:37 AM

Oakland Raiders RBs Michael Bennett and Rock Cartwright are in an intriguing battle for the team�s No. 3 running back spot, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. If RBs Michael Bush and Darren McFadden are healthy, then Cartwright is the better option because of special teams play. However, if one of the lead backs are injured, Bennett looks like the superior runner.

Footballguys view: Bennett's not the same back he used to be, but he's more of a threat with the football in his hands than Cartwright. If McFadden and Bush stay healthy then there's unlikely to be much playing time for the Raiders third-string running back.

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  Raiders | Rock Cartwright signed    Mon Apr 26, 06:13 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Rock Cartwright (Redskins) to a one-year deal, reports the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Cartwright, Smoot released     Thu Mar 4, 05:16 PM

Rick Maese, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins have released RB Rock Cartwright and CB Fred Smoot.

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  Redskins | RB committee expected for Week 14    Fri Dec 11, 02:50 PM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Quinton Ganther is expected to get about half of the carries in Week 14 with RBs Rock Cartwright and Marcus Mason also getting carries. Mason may be the runner to receive the goal line carries.

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  Redskins | Cartwright says he couldn't get into a rhythm    Fri Dec 11, 01:17 AM

David Elfin, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Rock Cartwright is disappointed he lost his starting job at running back. Cartwright had 67 yards on 13 carries against the Dallas Cowboys Week 11, but he has been outgained by RB Quinton Ganther the past two weeks. Cartwright said, "But when you run the ball in spurts - two carries here, three carries there - you can't get hot. You guys can see it. The Dallas game, I got into a rhythm, and we started moving the ball." He had five carries for 20 yards early in the first quarter Week 13, but he didn't get another carry until the third quarter. Cartwright said, 'I get a couple carries early and then not another one until the second half - what do they expect? That's crazy. But I don't control it, I'm not worried about it and all I can do is go out and play special teams."

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  Redskins | Committee approach to run game to continue    Tue Dec 8, 02:59 PM

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins' running-back-by-committee between RBs Rock Cartwright, Quinton Ganther and Marcus Mason will continue after an impressive performance in Week 13. 'I like the way all the running backs are giving effort,' head coach Jim Zorn said. 'It's one of those deals where, by committee, we're doing a pretty good job. I think each guy in his own right is going as hard as he can. I think we're getting better as we go down here. The guys are feeling more and more comfortable getting themselves up the field.'

Footballguys view: Cartwright, Ganther, and Mason are not exciting fantasy options and the Redskins may decide to feature more of the passing game as the season comes to a close.

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  Redskins | Betts injured, not expected to return    Sun Nov 22, 01:29 PM

Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) injured his knee and was helped off the field in the first quarter. He is not expected to return to action. Rock Cartwright replaced Betts.

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  Redskins | Might rotate RBs with Betts in Week 10    Sun Nov 15, 12:19 PM

The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) will start in Week 10 in place of RB Clinton Portis (concussion), but Betts still isn't 100 percent. The Redskins may rotate other backs with Betts to keep him fresh. Head coach Jim Zorn said Friday, Nov. 13, RBs Rock Cartwright and Quinton Ganther could be used in a committee approach this week against the Denver Broncos.

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  Redskins | Cartwright, Ganther likely will see time Week 10    Thu Nov 12, 10:50 AM

Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Rock Cartwright and RB Quinton Ganther likely will see playing time at running back in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Both Portis and Betts are banged up, so the Redskins may look further down the depth chart for production in the running game. However, if they get behind early against the Broncos they will be forced to air it out in order to stay in the game.

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  Redskins | Two participating in practice Sunday    Sun Aug 30, 02:34 PM

CBSSports.com reports Washington Redskins OT Mike D. Williams (ankle) and RB Rock Cartwright (groin) are participating in the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 30.

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  Redskins | Rogers, Cartwright ruled out for Friday    Wed Aug 26, 02:12 PM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (calf) and RB Rock Cartwright (groin) have been ruled out of the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

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  Redskins | Cartwright misses practice Tuesday    Tue Aug 25, 04:31 PM

Barry Svrluga, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Rock Cartwright (groin) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 25. He said he expects to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

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