(3/25/15) The 49ers didn't sign running back Reggie Bush to be "a gadget guy," coach Jim Tomsula told reporters, per the San Jose Mercury News. "Reggie Bush is a running back, and I’m really excited about Reggie joining the crew."
Added Tomsula: "Reggie can be an every down back. He’s done that in the NFL, OK? I don’t know [that] we’re looking that way. Reggie is a very good space player, OK? Reggie can, it’s well documented, his skil set on third down. Reggie, I mean, he’s a running back.”
Bush joins Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter in the backfield. The 30-year-old Bush was released after two seasons with the Lions.
49ers RB Kendall Hunter signs one-year extension
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/3/14) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter signed a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season, the team announced. Hunter is on IR recovering from a torn ACL.
Kendall Hunter was set to compete for the No. 2 running back for the 49ers when he tore his ACL in a non-contract drill in late July. He'll miss the season, which is heartbreaking for him considering he's entering a contract year. Expect Carlos Hyde to serve as the primary backup to Frank Gore this season.