Wayne Gallman signs with 49ers

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The 49ers have signed running back Wayne Gallman, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Gallman, 26, visited the team earlier this week.

He led the Giants in rushing last season, becoming the lead back after Saquon Barkley tore an anterior cruciate ligament. Gallman, a 2017 fourth-round choice, ran 147 times for 682 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. He also caught 21 passes for 114 yards.

In his first three NFL seasons, Gallman ran 191 times for 762 yards and three touchdowns.

The 49ers have Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson, and JaMycal Hasty in the running backs room. Tevin Coleman left for the Jets as a free agent, and Jerick McKinnon remains unsigned.

6 responses to “Wayne Gallman signs with 49ers

  1. I will never understand what the Giants didn’t like about him. They consistently buried him even before Saquon. He will do well in Shanny’s system and everyone will be like, “Where was THIS Wayne Gallman?”

  2. Niners backfield shaping up nicely… Gallman is a dependable plug and play insurance option for Mostert and Wilson, while Hasty provides another dimension with his size and quickness.

  3. fantasy wise, again makes it impossible to gauge which Niners RB to pick, likely none until real late…unless injuries happen, which always seems to happen to SF.

    On the field, great sign. Really can’t get much better depth. Sure it was incredibly reasonable price point.

    Seems like my Eagles are going to draft a RB to pair with Sanders, which I like. Might have been better use of resources signing Gallman instead, and picking much needed LB or CB or DT or DE.

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