Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 day ago

Hunter (knee) made his preseason debut against the Broncos on Sunday, toting the rock seven times but only managing to gain 15 yards.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 4 months ago

Hunter, who missed last season with a torn ACL, is returning to form, according to GM Trent Baalke, reports. "He's back to being Kendall," Baalke noted. "His speed is back to where it was pre-injury. He's really had a fine offseason."

While his return to health bolsters the 49ers' backfield depth, touches may be hard to come by for Hunter out of the gate this season. Though Frank Gore is no longer in the team's mix, Carlos Hyde in line to be the top option at running back, with Reggie Bush on hand in a change-of-pace role and rookie Mike Davis viewed by Baalke as capable of handing a three-down role.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 5 months ago

Hunter continues to progress in his recovery from an ACL injury, reports.

The report notes that a video on the 49ers' official site shows Hunter running well during the team's offseason workouts. Assuming his health, Hunter will look to carve out a role in the 49ers' post-Frank Gore backfield, which is on track to be headed by Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

Hunter (knee) cleared waivers and was placed on the 49ers' IR, the Sacramento Bee.

As expected, no team wanted to claim the injured running back with his contract expiring after this season. The 49ers have placed him on the injured reserve list and he will no longer count against the 90-man roster.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

Hunter was waived/injured by the 49ers on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

49ers GM Trent Baalke "made it clear" Sunday the team hopes to re-sign contract-year RB Kendall Hunter despite his right ACL tear.

The 49ers could probably keep Hunter for very cheap after he tore both his Achilles' and ACL in a three-year span. "We'd love to have Kendall," Baalke said. "Kendall is a tremendous football player and an even better young man. He is a mentally tough young man, so I'd expect that he'd come back very well from the injury." Dynasty league owners of Hunter can consider dropping him.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

49ers RB Kendall Hunter tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday's practice.

He is done for the season. Even though running back was a position of depth for the 49ers, this injury is a blow to the offense. Rookie Carlos Hyde is now the favorite to back up Frank Gore, and out-of-favor LaMichael James could also see an increase to his workload. Hunter was entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

The 49ers reportedly fear Kendall Hunter's knee injury could be "significant."

He went down in Friday's practice. The 49ers are awaiting MRI results. If Hunter misses much time, rookie Carlos Hyde would come into more opportunity.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

49ers Kendall Hunter suffered a leg injury during Friday's practice.

The severity of the injury is unknown, but ESPN's Ed Werder reported the 49ers "didn't like the way it looked" and are "concerned." Hunter will likely get an MRI today to assess the severity of the injury. Rookie Carlos Hyde would step into the No. 2 role if Hunter is forced to miss any time.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 1 year ago

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirms Kendall Hunter "clearly" remains the 49ers' No. 2 running back entering training camp.

Hunter has a lead on Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore "based on his knowledge of the 49ers' protections and willingness to stick his face in to take on blitzers." Pass pro is something with which first-year players like Hyde and Lattimore routinely struggle. We still prefer Hyde over Hunter as Frank Gore's handcuff, because Hyde would be a better bet for early-down and goal-line work in the event of injury to 31-year-old Gore.