49ers running back Marcus Lattimore has set his sights on Frank Gore’s job. But Lattimore isn’t alone in that regard.
As explained by Bill Williamson, who currently covers the 49ers for ESPN.com, running back Carlos Hyde has a “chance to get big playing time right away” as a second-round rookie.
Hyde is just the latest young running back who supposedly will prompt the 49ers to send Gore floating on a chunk of ice. And yet it never has actually happened.
For now, it’s the first time that Gore has had a couple of young guys gunning for his job. There’s a good chance that, between Lattimore and Hyde, one of them will make the veteran expendable.