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Rock Cartwright hits the market

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Over the years, running back Rock Cartwright has become one of our favorite players.  For fairly obvious reasons.

Cartwright!  Carrrttttwright!

The 32-year-old veteran also has shown great resilience.  Still in the game years after most men who play his position have left the game, Cartwright continues to find ways to contribute.  And he looked good for the 49ers in the preseason, even though it was clear that the depth chart wouldn’t hold a spot for him.

And now Cartwright has been released, per a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Cartwright spent eight years with the Redskins, before joining the Raiders for the last two.  He stayed in the Bay Area by signing with the Niners, but with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James and Brandon Jabobs, there was no room for Cartwright.

Here’s hoping he finds another job in the post-53 scrum that already is unfolding.  And that he won’t have to wait quite as long as the other Cartwright spent waiting for a table.

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17 Responses to “Rock Cartwright hits the market”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Aug 31, 2012 3:56 PM

    He was a great leader for the Silver & Black!!!

  2. rayguyreturns says: Aug 31, 2012 4:04 PM

    We want him back. Special teams are his thing and we need him!

  3. 49erstim says: Aug 31, 2012 4:04 PM

    Kinda saw this coming. He will find a good home though. Pretty good running back. Good luck Rock!

  4. eastcoastninerfan says: Aug 31, 2012 4:14 PM

    I suppose this means that Anthony Dixon will keep his spot

  5. dirtyjersey9er says: Aug 31, 2012 4:15 PM

    Yea being behind Gore, Hunter, Jacobs, James, and having Dixon who is younger and also pretty good at special teams(and played his butt off this pre-season) will do that to ya.

    Kinda wish I could have seen what he did on ST during the regular season though.

  6. username54 says: Aug 31, 2012 4:15 PM

    He’s finally free!!!

  7. ninerdynasty says: Aug 31, 2012 4:32 PM

    Good luck to Rock, he is a class act!. is a bummer the niners are so loaded at his position. no complaining though. :)

  8. seanb20124 says: Aug 31, 2012 4:38 PM

    10 year veteran = nice pension

  9. goldenperspective says: Aug 31, 2012 4:42 PM

    He will most certainly pick up a spot somewhere.

  10. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 31, 2012 4:53 PM

    Oakland wanted him, said to wait after darft, he left for job securi with SF…. Expect him to come back to OAK with the Special teams falling apart.

  11. stujo4 says: Aug 31, 2012 4:55 PM

    I like that Brandon Jabobs kid.

  12. staffordsyear says: Aug 31, 2012 5:05 PM

    Lions could use another special teams guy and still could use some rb depth.

  13. joetoronto says: Aug 31, 2012 5:23 PM

    This guy is a real team player and a special teams ace.

  14. theclaim says: Aug 31, 2012 5:46 PM

    Quality back, special teams maven. Good luck Rock! Httr

  15. raiderapologist says: Aug 31, 2012 7:40 PM

    Considering how ugly Oakland’s special teams look, Cartwright should be pulling into the parking lot right about now.

  16. meytonpanning says: Aug 31, 2012 7:43 PM

    I bet Detroit signs him. Given their current situation it would make sense.

    I can’t see Best completing a full season, and with Smith injured, Morris can’t handle the NFC North by himself.

  17. runtheball says: Aug 31, 2012 10:32 PM

    He should have slipped the GM a twenty!

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