by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/5/14) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter (knee) went unclaimed on waivers, so he reverted to injured reserve Tuesday. He will miss the 2014 season due to a torn ACL.
49ers waive Kendall Hunter
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/4/14) The 49ers waived No. 2 running back Kendall Hunter, who's out for the year with a torn ACL, reports the Sacramento Bee. Hunter will revert to IR if he clears waivers.
San Fran is expected to add another running back, the report said.
Kendall Hunter out for season with ACL tear
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (7/26/14) San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter will likely miss the 2014 season with an ACL tear sustained in practice Friday, per the Sacramento Bee. His knee buckled after catching a pass.
Hunter contributed 358 yards and three touchdowns a year ago. His absence could mean more playing time for 49ers second-round pick Carlos Hyde.
Kendall Hunter favored to win backup RB job
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (6/25/14) Despite the attention drawn by rookie Carlos Hyde and second-year pro Marcus Lattimore, running back Kendall Hunter remains the favorite to back up Frank Gore, reports CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers trust him in pass protection and he's averaged 4.6 yards per carry in three seasons backing up Gore.
"Until Hyde or Lattimore prove themselves, the 49ers’ coaching staff is going to stick with Hunter because they know he can be trusted," the report said.
Hunter is entering the last year of his rookie deal.
Kendall Hunter taking first-team reps
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/4/14) While veteran running back Frank Gore has been watching OTA practices this week, the 49ers have given first-team reps to Kendall Hunter according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
"Kendall looks good," linebacker Patrick Willis said. "I've always been a fan of his since he came in. Him and Frank in that backfield, those two are very dangerous. (Kendall) is quick. He told me today, he said, 'Pat, you're everywhere.' I said, 'I've got to be when you're back there, you move fast.' I know he's going to be a big-time contributor for us this year."
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.