The 49ers may indeed be bringing in running back Ben Tate for a workout, but they’ve already given a roster spot to another running back.
The team has announced a contract with Shaun Draughn, who most recently played for the Browns. Draughn, not Tate, worked out for the 49ers on Monday, along with defensive back Chris Davis and linebacker Lynden Trail.
Draughn has bounced around the league since 2011, with 75 total carries for 264 total yards and two total touchdowns.
With Reggie Bush reportedly gone for the year and Jarryd Hayne cut and Mike Davis reportedly suffering a broken hand on Sunday and Carlos Hyde missing the game with a stress fracture in his foot, the 49ers need plenty of help at the tailback position.