49ers meet with another running back


The 49ers are reportedly shopping running back LaMichael James for a trade, which seems fine with James while also opening up a spot on the roster that could possibly be filled by another back selected in the draft.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers met with a prospect for that spot this week when University of the Cumberlands running back Terrance Cobb was in for a visit. Cobb joins Towson’s Terrance West and Central Florida’s Storm Johnson as backs that have popped up on the 49ers’ radar recently.

Cobb struggled with injuries during his senior season at the NAIA school, but the 49ers should be able to get some extra insight into his abilities. His older brother Reggie, an ex-NFL running back, is a regional scout for the team and should have some, perhaps biased, thoughts on what his little brother will be able to do at the next level.

Frank Gore is heading into the final year of his contract, so the 49ers may be looking for another back to add to Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore and Jewel Hampton as they try to figure out what their backfield will look like in 2015 and beyond.

19 responses to “49ers meet with another running back

  1. Remember when 9ers fans bragged about their “stable” with James, Lattimore, and Gore? Smh. Gore is on the wrong side of 30, LaMichael is bailing, and Lattimore still hasn’t seen playing time… What a joke.


  2. LaMichael James has always been a Muffer of punts. He is to small and light for the speed and power of the NFL. No wonder there is no one breaking down the door to trade for him.

  3. Hate to break it to you, but winning the Super Bowl doesn’t happen by accident or a never ending stream of luck. At some point you’ll have to accept that the Hawks were the best team in the game last year, and have the nucleus to remain a force for a while. Not really even a discussion at this point.

  4. While the Seahawks may not win the Superbowl again, I don’t see them having a losing season anytime soon.
    The reality is most likely somewhere between the two.
    However some o-line and d-line help in the draft, they should be well set.

  5. Lattimore will be ready to go – check
    Gore will ride of into the sunset as the best SF RB
    Drafting a RB is a dime a dozen in 2-4th rounds

    Trade James on draft day to move up in whatever round you can get and I would be happy. Still have Hunter which is a better all purpose RB than James.

  6. The whole, “they won the Super Bowl so they will remain elite for years to come” argument.

    I give you the 2011 Giants and 2012 Ravens. Your argument has just been destroyed.

  7. Seahawks back to back losing season what a laugher and you cant compare them to what some other teams havent done because there are teams that have done well after there SB win so you can argue both ways!

  8. Not surprised, LMJ has ball security issues especially on the big stage. Remember when the Seattle fan base doubled last year? That bandwagon fan base is full of “fans” that could not tell you who Shaun Alexander is!

  9. Eagles should call and offer Bryce Brown straight up for James. I think both backs fit the other’s teams offenses better and would be a win for both teams.

  10. Not surprising that they’re looking for a new back. Gore is old and broke down – how many yards did he have in the NFCC game, again? Lattimore is a question mark – who knows if he’ll stay healthy. LMJ is another high round bust. Hunter is nothing but a back up. With that offensive line, someone should be putting up 1,500 – 1,600 yds per season easily. Soon all those Pro Bowl lineman are going to start getting old, as well. What a waste.

    Seahawks 3-1 vs frisco in the Kaepernick era, with a Superbowl win. Outscoring them 111-56.

    That’s stone cold reality.

  11. I would say everybody is rooting against the Hawks and their arrogant fans . . . but nobody cares about Seattle . . . still.

  12. braceyourselffor12 says:Apr 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    The whole, “they won the Super Bowl so they will remain elite for years to come” argument.

    I give you the 2011 Giants and 2012 Ravens. Your argument has just been destroyed.
    Neither of those two teams was able to keep there core players intact, or had even close to the depth that every analyst in the known football world says that Seattle has. Giants were a wild card team that got hot late…not an elite unit that was winning from the start of the season to the end. Ravens had to pay Flacco and couldn’t keep their star players who recieved more money from other teams or retired. You should remember this since the niners benefitted from aquiring Boldin during Baltimore’s purge.

    With ample salary cap room for this season, Seattle will start re-signing the likes of Sherman and Thomas. Next year the cap will go up again and Wilson will have his deal done. The core is there and the depth is there. Seattle will be winning Championships as the Kaepernick era plays out on TMZ and fades away while the Rams and Cardinals pass you by and leave you in the cellar. Have fun with that.

  13. Anybody thinking the Seahawks are going to fold this year is just about as smart and knowledgeable as the fools who said the Niners were going to collapse last year. Both teams have great organizations, solid defenses, better than average offenses, great depth, and are well-coached. Those kinds of teams don’t suddenly fall apart. They’ll fade over time… as all teams do, but both the Niners and Seahawks are going to be relevant for quite a while yet.

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