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  NFL | Four become free agents    Tue Dec 9, 06:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys DB Micah Pellerin, San Diego Chargers OG Jeff Baca and OT Ryan Miller and San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore waived    Mon Dec 8, 06:42 PM

The San Francisco 49ers waived RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) from the Reserve/Non-Injury Football list Monday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: His career is likely over. This makes us incredibly sad for a couple of reasons. First, Lattimore is a fantastic young man with a great work ethic and attitude. Second, he had elite gifts as a running back before two devastating knee injuries shortened his career at South Carolina.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore to retire    Wed Nov 5, 02:53 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has informed the team that he plans to retire.

Footballguys view: Damn. We'll never know what Lattimore could have been as a pro. He was incredibly talented, and could have been one of the best in the game, but two devastating knee injuries in college at South Carolina have robbed us of seeing him in the pros.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore could collect insurance    Tue Nov 4, 07:35 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has a $1.7 million insurance policy on his contract that will compensate him should Lattimore choose to retire. Lattimore took out the policy during his junior year at South Carolina. In order to collect on the $1.7 million, Lattimore would have to file a claim and to have a doctor physically rule him unable to play.

Footballguys view: We'd love to see Lattimore healthy and playing in the NFL....but he has to do what is best for him and his family. His body may not be able to come back from two devastating knee injuries suffered in college at South Carolina.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore weighing options    Mon Nov 3, 02:58 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is still weighing his options and will talk with his family before making a decision on his future, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: We would hate to see Lattimore retire before his career even starts. He's so natural gifted, but Lattimore is trying to come back from two devastating knee injuries he suffered in college at South Carolina. Other backs have missed their rookie seasons (Ricky Watters, Willis McGahee) and have been fine. It looks like Lattimore's story will always read 'what might have been.'

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore contemplates future    Sun Nov 2, 11:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) returned to practice this week, but he was not on the sidelines for the Week 9 game against the St. Louis Rams, and is taking some time to contemplate his football future, a source said Sunday, Nov. 2. Lattimore experienced soreness in his right knee after two days of practices, and he is deciding if he wants to continue his comeback attempt.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore dealing with soreness    Sat Nov 1, 11:49 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) did not practice Friday, Oct. 31, because of soreness in his right knee, according to a source. Lattimore's status for the season is up in the air at this point.

Footballguys view: Well, that's not a surprise given that he hasn't really practiced before. The Niners (and some dynasty owners) are hoping Lattimore can contribute soon, and be close to what he was before the devastating knee injury in college. That remains to be seen, but it does appear as if he won't do much this season unless the backs in front of him (Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde) get banged up.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore practices    Wed Oct 29, 08:51 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. He remains on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Footballguys view: The 49ers have a bit of time before they have to decide Lattimore's fate for the season. If healthy (enough), they can choose to activate him or they can shut him down for the rest of the year by putting him on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore to return Wednesday    Tue Oct 28, 01:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will make his season debut on the practice field Wednesday, Oct. 29, and the team will have three weeks to evaluate whether to bring him off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. It's unknown how Lattimore will factor into the running back mix if he returns.

Footballguys view: We've got out fingers crossed. Lattimore is an incredibly gifted runner when healthy. He's been through two devastating knee injuries suffered in college at South Carolina, and he may never be the same back. Dynasty owners are waiting with bated breath here.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore's return around the corner    Wed Oct 22, 01:20 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will be cleared to practice from the Non-Football Injury list following the team's Week 8 bye. The team plans to activate him to their 53-man roster for the first time in his career. Lattimore has been working his way back from a gruesome right knee injury while in college in October of 2012. He is now weighing 220 pounds after reporting to training camp at 225 pounds, and he thinks he has added quickness.

Footballguys view: Dynasty alert! We know that Lattimore has star upside if he can ever come back to full strength after two devastating knee injuries in college at South Carolina. It will be interesting to see if he can get a few carries this year behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore might be active soon    Fri Oct 10, 08:01 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is expected to join practices following the team's bye week, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh Friday, Oct. 10. If he responds well to those sessions, the plan is to bring Lattimore onto the 53-man roster within 21 days.

Footballguys view: The 49ers could use some running back depth, but Lattimore still isn't on our redraft radar. He's only rosterable in very deep dynasty leagues right now.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore could be No. 3 RB    Sun Sep 14, 02:19 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore, who is currently on the reserve/NFI list, could serve as the No. 3 running back during the second half of the season. The depth chart is currently RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde and RB Bruce Ellington.

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Carlos Hyde player page


  49ers | Two placed on NFI    Mon Aug 25, 09:33 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) and OT Brandon Thomas (knee) were placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Aug. 25.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore update    Mon Aug 25, 08:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he expects to start the season on the Non-Football Injury list and hopes to be activated after the first six weeks.

Footballguys view: Lattimore was supposed to be practicing and playing by now. The odds are looking very long for this feel good story to have a good football outcome.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore out    Thu Aug 7, 05:17 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7, as he continues to rehabilitate his knee.

Footballguys view: Not a shock and while we love Lattimore, it won't be a shock if we don't see him much (if at all) this season. While he was a beast in college, it's hard to say if he can regain any of his burst or speed after multiple horrendous knee injuries.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore in team's plans for 2014    Sat Aug 2, 01:22 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has yet to be cleared for on-field work, but head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday, Aug. 1, that Lattimore has already earned a spot for 2014. 'Marcus is going to be a part of this team, in some form or fashion,' Harbaugh said. 'I know what he's got inside of him and I know what he's capable of doing on the football field. We all do.'

Footballguys view: We hope beyond all hope that Lattimore can regain his old form. At this time he's third at best on the depth chart behind Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore not yet cleared    Mon Jul 28, 11:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has not been cleared to practice yet due to lingering concerns about his surgically repaired right knee. However, he appears close to joining his teammates.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners will have to be patient here. Lattimore's lack of clearance is a bit of a concern as he's well over a year removed from the injury. If he doesn't get healthy and show that he can be the back he used to be, Lattimore's pro career may be categorized as "what might have been."

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  49ers | Frank Gore unlikely to play in preseason    Mon Jul 28, 12:47 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore is unlikely to play in the preseason this year. RBs Carlos Hyde and Jewel Hampton have both looked good so far during training camp. The injuries to RBs Kendall Hunter (knee) and LaMichael James (elbow) have left the team thin at the running back position. RB Marcus Lattimore isn't practicing yet due to physical limitations and not the mental side of his recovery from a significant knee injury in college.

Footballguys view: Carlos Hyde's ADP will go up in the wake of these recent injuries, but Gore will still be the lead back for this team. He's a solid third RB you can get as late as the 7th round, and his value may be closer to a high floor/low ceiling RB2.

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Carlos Hyde player page


  49ers | Marcus Lattimore may practice soon    Tue Jul 22, 07:30 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) may be on the practice field sooner rather than later, according to a source. The team is being cautious with Lattimore, but he is reportedly fine.

Footballguys view: We need to see what Lattimore looks like in practice and the preseason before we get too excited about his chances to make an impact in 2014. Lattimore has incredible talent, but coming back from the knee injury (second one in college) suffered in 2012 may be difficult. He'll compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Frank Gore this year.

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  49ers | LaMichael James may be odd man out at RB    Mon Jul 21, 12:00 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.

Footballguys view: James could make the team based on his return ability. He's not going to get many carries if he makes the final roster, but James could catch a few passes as a change-of-pace back.

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Bruce Miller player page
LaMichael James player page
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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore to be placed on NFI    Thu Jul 17, 05:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will start training camp on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehabilitate his knee.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is trying to recover from the devastating knee injury (second of his college career) he suffered at South Carolina. He can be activated to the camp roster at any time. We'll see if he can get back in shape enough to be activated for Week 1 of the regular season. Fantasy owners need to realize that he may never be the same player he used to be.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore not an absolute lock to make roster    Thu Jun 26, 02:49 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not an absolute lock to make roster because he is coming of such a severe knee injury and there are so many unknowns before he takes a hit. Lattimore looked steady fielding punts during the offseason program so his spot is looking more secure than it was a month ago.

Footballguys view: It's hard to imagine them cutting him but it's absolutely possible, especially as CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco has written Lattimore still has a ways to go to get back to pre-injury form. He improved as time went on during OTAs and minicamp, so we wouldn't write him off just yet. Carlos Hyde has more upside with less risk and Kendall Hunter has gotten some hype from the staff and beat writers so unless we see something preseason, Lattimore isn't worth a redraft roster spot.

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  49ers | Kendall Hunter may be No. 2 RB for now    Wed Jun 25, 09:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers may consider RB Kendall Hunter as their No. 2 running back at this point, because they know he does well in pass protection and blitz pickup. The team has not seen RB Carlos Hyde and RB Marcus Lattimore in pads at this point and is not sure about their pass protection skills.

Footballguys view: Hunter tore his achilles two years ago, but he should be back to top form this year, and he is a very good all-around back. Hyde is more of a pounder, and Lattimore is a classic feature back with unknown physical ability coming back from what looked like a career-ending injury at the time. Hunter might be worth more than people think if Frank Gore gets hurt or his play goes over the cliff.

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Marcus Lattimore player page
Carlos Hyde player page


  49ers | Marcus Lattimore progressing    Thu Jun 19, 02:05 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has been progressing on a daily basis. Lattimore recently said he feels like he's gaining back his field vision, but admitted that he'll need to take some hits and get back up before he's ready to play again. Lattimore added that his ultimate goal is to be the team's starting running back, though he admits taking over Frank Gore's job is 'the hardest thing in the world.' Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Lattimore is becoming more confident and adding strength, 'which is translating into more burst, quicker turnover with his leg cycle.'

Footballguys view: Lattimore has stated he wants Frank Gore's job. If it wasn't for the knee injuries, he'd have been the best back drafted last season, but because of them he has a ton more question marks. He also has to climb past rookie Carlos Hyde on the depth chart. Hyde has a good build and can run tough but lacks breakaway speed and isn't terribly elusive. If Lattimore truly can recapture a lot of his burst and speed, he will push Hyde for Gore's job down the road.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore brings different style    Wed Jun 18, 06:30 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore brings a slashing style to the team's running back corps, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. 'And Marcus is right on track. He brings a little bit more of a slashing style. So, very different styles but like what we see out of both of them. And just need to continue those guys on their tracks.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is a terrific natural runner, but it is very reasonable to ask if he'll even be 80 or 90% of the player he was before his second severe knee injury, which has sidelined him for almost two years now. He is not worth a redraft pick, but he could get on waiver wire speed dial with a good summer.

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  49ers | Carlos Hyde likely second RB    Mon Jun 16, 03:26 AM

San Francisco 49ers rookie RB Carlos Hyde will likely receive more work behind starting RB Frank Gore than will second-year player Marcus Lattimore (knee), who is recovering from a major knee injury.

Footballguys view: We'll see this battle shake out in training camp. We love Lattimore's ability, but he needs to prove his health after missing his rookie season recovering from his 2012 knee injury. Hyde is a big back who is tough to bring down when he builds a head of steam. He's got questionable vision and tried to bounce to many runs outside in college. Lattimore is the better talent, but Hyde may be healthier and get the first shot to be Gore's backup.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore participates in rookie minicamp    Mon May 26, 10:11 AM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has began to participate in the team's rookie minicamp.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is going to be somewhat limited in his first action this year. He's coming back from the knee injury (his second) that he suffered in 2012 while in college at South Carolina. If he can regain his form, Lattimore has the ability to be one of the best runners in the game.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore update    Fri May 23, 03:15 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will "somewhat" participate in the team's rookie minicamp, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: The team is going to take it easy on Lattimore as he works his way back from the 2012 knee injury that cut his final season at South Carolina short. Lattimore shredded his knee twice in college, but he has amazing upside if he can ever regain his old form.

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  49ers | Lattimore rookie minicamp status    Fri May 23, 02:16 PM

There is no word on whether San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will be part of the team's rookie minicamp.

Footballguys view: We can't wait to see what Lattimore looks like. Had he not shredded his knee twice in college, Lattimore could have been a top-15 pick last year. Lattimore missed all of his rookie season in 2013 as he continued to recover from his knee surgery. He's up for a backup job behind starter Frank Gore. He'll be competing with Kendall Hunter and Carlos Hyde for the number two spot on the depth chart.

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  49ers | No knee problems for Marcus Lattimore    Thu May 15, 08:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he has not had any swelling or soreness in his knee during offseason workouts. 'It's been going good,' Lattimore said. 'I'm real happy because I've had no knee problems, nothing in my knee, no soreness, no swelling.' Lattimore said his knee still has to get used to going full speed again.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here. Had he not injured his knee twice in college, Lattimore could have been a top-15 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. He missed all of his rookie season as he came back from the knee injury that cut his final season short at South Carolina. The 49ers have a stacked backfield, but Lattimore could win the primary backup job behind Frank Gore if he performs well in training camp.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore not all the way back    Mon May 5, 11:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said Monday, May 5, that he is not all the way back, physically or mentally, from the gruesome knee injury he suffered at the University of South Carolina in October 2012.

Footballguys view: Lattimore will get a chance to prove himself in training camp this year. He missed his entire rookie season due to the knee injury that cut his college career short. If healthy, Lattimore is one of the most natural talented backs in the entire league. We're certainly hoping he can come back at full strength.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore expected to compete for time    Sat Apr 26, 08:30 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is expected to compete with RBs Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is one of the most talented young backs in the league. If healthy, he could be a quality starter for most any team. However, in San Francisco he'll have to begin his pro career as a backup behind Frank Gore. Lattimore missed all of last season so he could fully recover from the knee injury that cut his 2012 season short at South Carolina.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore not expected to be restricted    Sun Apr 20, 08:59 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not expected to be restricted in any way when offseason workouts begin.

Footballguys view: We're not shocked by this news. Lattimore missed all of his rookie season in 2013 as he recovered from the second knee injury that prematurely ended his final season at South Carolina. He should look good early in camp, and he could certainly push for playing time in 2014.

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  49ers | Shopping LaMichael James    Wed Apr 16, 11:27 PM

According to a league source, the San Francisco 49ers have been shopping RB LaMichael James. He finds himself behind RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and perhaps Marcus Lattimore on the depth chart at running back this season.

Footballguys view: Good luck. The free-agency market for backs is terrible, so trading for a part-time back isn't going to harvest much in return. James could be a decent change-of-pace back, but he's buried on the depth chart in San Francisco. They have a great group of backs from top to bottom. We even like Jewel Hampton in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore says he'll be ready    Sun Mar 2, 06:55 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he'll be ready for the start of the season without a doubt. 'I feel faster than I ever was,' Lattimore said. 'But my quickness is still coming back. Getting stronger and making sure my balance is right - those are the two main things I've been working on. I feel close.'

Footballguys view: We're anxious to see how Lattimore looks over one year removed from his second college knee injury. He'll compete for playing time behind Frank Gore in 2014.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore shooting for OTAs    Sat Mar 1, 11:49 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said Saturday, March 1, that the 'rehab is over,' and he is ready for whatever the team throws at him. 'Whatever role they want me to do, I'm ready,' Lattimore said.

Footballguys view: It will be interesting to see Lattimore back in action. He missed his rookie season as he recovered from the second knee injury he suffered during his college career at South Carolina. Like Willis McGahee or Ricky Watters before him, Lattimore could miss his first year yet go on to have a productive NFL career.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore knows how to receive playing time    Wed Jan 22, 12:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he knows he will have to be able to pass block in order to compete for playing time next season because that is that running backs coach Tom Rathman looks for in the running backs.

Footballguys view: Any young running back must first prove himself in pass protection. Lattimore is a great runner and it will be interesting to see how he comes back in 2014 after missing his rookie year due to a knee injury he suffered in college at South Carolina.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore thinks he could have played in 2013    Wed Jan 22, 12:38 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he believed he could have placed in December but knew that the team was going to shut him down for the entire season. Lattimore said he will participate in the offseason workouts.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore expected for OTAs    Tue Jan 21, 08:56 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is expected to be healthy for the start of the offseason and to compete for a job at running back, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited to see what Lattimore has as a pro. He's big, fast and physical. Lattimore could have been a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft had it not been for two major knee injuries that cut his college career at South Carolina short.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore to train in South Carolina    Tue Jan 21, 02:26 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), who spent his rookie season recovering from a devastating knee injury, plans on training for three weeks in South Carolina before returning to the 49ers facility.

Footballguys view: Dynasty owners need to keep an eye out here. Lattimore is incredibly talented, but two major knee injuries in college caused him to fall in the draft last year. He missed his rookie season like other NFL backs that have gone on to greatness have done. Ricky Watters (49ers) and Willis McGahee (Bills) both missed their opening seasons due to injury but went on to star at the pro level.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore expected to be ready for workouts    Sat Dec 7, 07:50 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is expected to participate during offseason workouts. Lattimore was able to practice for three weeks but will stop now since he will miss the rest of the season. Lattimore will be able to take part in the team's offensive meetings.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore returns to practice    Thu Nov 21, 07:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) returned to a full practice Thursday, Nov. 21, for the first time since suffering a gruesome knee injury in 2012 while in college. He's not expected to play in a game until next season, however.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is a guy to watch for the future but he is a tremendously talented runner when healthy. Of course that's the key. Keep watching him this year but he's got some value in dynasty, none in redraft.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore able to practice    Tue Nov 19, 09:11 PM

The San Francisco 49ers triggered a three-week window Tuesday, Nov. 19, for RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) to begin practicing with the team. Despite his eligibility to practice, Lattimore is not expected to be added to the 53-man roster at the end of the three-week practice period, and he remains on the non-football injury list.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is an extremely intriguing prospect in dynasty leagues. Had it not been for his second major knee injury in two years Lattimore could have been a top 10 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. If healthy he could be a star in this league. Other backs like Ricky Watters (49ers) and Willis McGahee (Bills) have missed their first season in the league yet gone on to be great backs. Lattimore could be the next one on that list.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore expects to practice    Thu Nov 14, 11:55 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he expects to practice next week.

Footballguys view: Lattimore still is not expected to play this year. He'll be part of an ultratalented 49ers backfield in 2014.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore running    Thu Nov 14, 06:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has been running at full speed in his rehab from a devastating knee injury he suffered in college. He has been trying to learn from RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter in team meetings as he looks to return to practice before the end of the season. The 49ers must clear Lattimore for practice by Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Even if Lattimore is able to play this season, he won't have a ton of impact. Frank Gore is too effective and the depth behind him is significant. Still, it's good news Lattimore might be ready to go before Week 17, something many doubted pre-draft.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore hopes to practice    Thu Oct 17, 09:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said he hopes to be able to participate in practice at some point this season. Lattimore is currently on the Non-Football Injury list.

Footballguys view: Lattimore was always a long term project, so him practicing this year is just gravy. The payoff will be next year.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore to start on PUP    Fri Aug 23, 05:03 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Lattimore will miss at least the first six games of the regular season.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore expected to sit out season    Mon Aug 19, 03:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not expected to play this season even though he was hoping to play at some point.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Lattimore still has high dynasty value if he can get back to full strength and perform like the player he was pre-injury. We've seen quality RBs miss their first season in the pros before. Ricky Watters (49ers) was shut down as a rookie because of a broken leg. Willis McGahee (Bills) sat out his first year due to a severe knee injury. Both went on to be quality starters and post multiple 1,000 yard seasons.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore continues to improve    Tue Jul 23, 09:25 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) said Tuesday, July 23, that his knee is feeling better every day as he continues to rehab at the team's practice facility. 'Honestly, I feel the improvement every day just in technique-wise. You get the running down, then you start agility, then it translates to football after that. I honestly feel better every day,' Lattimore said.

Footballguys view: Lattimore is in the perfect spot. With the 49ers he doesn't have to rush back before he's ready. If healthy Lattimore would have been a top 15 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. He's incredibly talented but durability is a huge concern after two major knee injuries in the last two years.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore likely answer for future    Sun Jul 21, 08:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) might be the future heir to RB Frank Gore's starting spot sometime down the line, but the team is expected to allow Lattimore's two surgically repaired knees to heal. He is likely to be more in the mix for a meaningful role at this time in 2014.

Footballguys view: The 49ers have the depth to allow Lattimore to focus completely on getting as healthy as possible for 2014 and beyond. Don't take a placement on injured reserve as a sign that his long-term outlook has dimmed. The team could choose to put him on the PUP list and wait until mid-season, when they can see if they have lost any depth, before committing to putting Lattimore on the shelf for the year.

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