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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:49:58 -0800
New Orleans Saints FB Toben Opurum was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 2. RB Kendall Hunter (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:15:25 -0800
Free-agent RB Kendall Hunter (49ers) is signing with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Dec. 16, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Mark Ingram is out for the year, but Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller are in front of Hunter, and it'd be very unlikely that Hunter gains any real significant fantasy value with just three weeks left in the season.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:43:13 -0800
Free-agent RB Kendall Hunter (49ers) worked out for the New York Jets Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 07:15:47 -0800
Free-agent RB Kendall Hunter (49ers) recently worked out for the New England Patriots.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:25:40 -0800
Free-agent RB Kendall Hunter (49ers) worked out for the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:27:12 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the 49ers Thursday, Sept. 17, and has entered the free-agent market, according to a source.
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 14:14:41 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR DiAndre Campbell, RB Kendall Gaskins, TE Xavier Grimble, and QB Dylan Thompson were cut Saturday, Sept. 5. RB Kendall Hunter (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:15:10 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter may need to run with more confidence in the final preseason game if he wants to guarantee a spot on the final roster. The team likes Hunter, but he is not guaranteed a spot at this point because the team has other players at the position.
Fantasy Tip: Hunter is competing for one of the backup spots at running back, so he will need a good showing in the preseason game. He likely will not see much playing time if he makes the team and should not be an option in drafts.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:52:10 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) may make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 29. Hunter received the first carry in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Hunter could push Carlos Hyde for carries, but he's clearly behind Hyde and Reggie Bush in the pecking order. Hunter is a watch list player.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:25:42 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter has looked good this offseason as the 49ers ready for training camp. Hunter suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season, but has had an impressive offseason. Head coach Jim Tomsula said Hunter is coming along well and moving quickly, but that the coaching staff is keeping him on a snap count for now.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:29:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) has looked good during organized team activities, but the team has limited his reps during practice, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall. He is, you see him out there moving. He's moving around great. But we definitely have a rep count on him. There's a rep count on all of those guys. You've got to keep him corralled. But he's moving around really quick," Tomsula said.
Fantasy Tip: Hunter probably will be behind Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush on the depth chart but should have a role in the offense. Hunter could be a late-round option in deeper leagues if he is healthy, but probably will not be a starting option most weeks.
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:43:19 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) made several quick bursts during practice Thursday, May 21.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Hunter's recovery from a torn ACL that cost him all of last season is going well, but he returns to a backfield that now features Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush. At one time, Hunter looked like a potential heir to Frank Gore. Now, he is likely third in the pecking order for touches.
Wed, 13 May 2015 22:49:07 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is the expected starter heading into the regular season while RBs Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and rookie Mike Davis all compete for touches as well.
Fantasy Tip: Hyde will get first crack at the carries and if fantasy drafts were today, he would be the first San Francisco back off the board. The San Francisco RB situation is crowded, though, and it could be similar to a New England situation from last year where one guy is a stud one week and non-existent the next. Be careful to have plenty of depth at the position if you draft 49ers.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:01:05 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) has been participating in some drills with his teammates during offseason workouts.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:06:35 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is the projected lead back for 2015, with impending free-agent RB Frank Gore expected to leave. RB Kendall Hunter (knee) will be returning from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee. Hyde averaged 4.0 yards per carry while rushing for 333 yards in his rookie season in 2014, but he also suffered a sprained ankle in Week 15. Hyde's four rushing touchdowns tied him for the team lead with Gore.
Fantasy Tip: Hyde should be an intriguing fantasy football option as a potential RB2 with upside. However, the uncertainty surrounding the Niners' offense during a regime change can't go unnoticed. How will the power-run game be influenced now that offensive coordinator Greg Roman is gone? With that said, make sure not to overpay for Hyde's services.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:29:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter signed a one-year contract extension Monday, Nov. 3. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:00:28 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) cleared waivers Tuesday, Aug. 5, and was placed on Reserve/Injured.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:31:06 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers placed RB Kendall Hunter (knee) on no-recall waivers with a waived/injured designation Monday, Aug. 4.
Fantasy Tip: This gives a bump in value to Carlos Hyde, who is now the team's backup running back.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:44:16 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) is entering the final year of his current contract, but general manager Trent Baalke said the team would like to re-sign him.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:18:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Friday, July 25, practice, according to a source. Hunter will subsequently miss the entire 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: It's a good blow to the team's backfield as Hunter was their backup behind RB Frank Gore. Now RB Carlos Hyde could receive some additional playing time with RB LaMichael James also in the mix.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:10:55 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Friday, July 25. He was able to walk off the field on his own and did not appear to have a limp.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:00:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:37:59 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers may consider RB Kendall Hunter as their No. 2 running back at this point, because they know he does well in pass protection and blitz pickup. The team has not seen RB Carlos Hyde and RB Marcus Lattimore in pads at this point and is not sure about their pass protection skills.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:30:47 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is expected to compete with RBs Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James this upcoming season.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:27:09 -0700
According to a league source, the San Francisco 49ers have been shopping RB LaMichael James. He finds himself behind RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and perhaps Marcus Lattimore on the depth chart at running back this season.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:41:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) will be inactive for Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. He's dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss up to three weeks. RB Frank Gore will start with RB Kendall Hunter behind him. RB Anthony Dixon could see a bump in playing time.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't a surprise. James should probably be left to the waiver wire for now in more shallow leagues.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 17:22:17 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) will not need surgery to repair a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. However, he will be unavailable to return punts or kickoffs dor at least the first three or four regular season games. Last season, he was not active when both RBs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter were active, so James might not even dress for the first month or so.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:09:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:07:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') reportedly looked very quick while working on a side field Sunday, July 28. However, he has yet to return to practice, cutting and changing direction.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:53:01 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') sprinted with encouraging speed during conditioning drills Thursday, July 25. He is currently on the Physicall Unable to Perform list.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:04:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') is expected to serve as the primary backup behind RB Frank Gore, but he will begin training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He is slowly making his way back from an Achilles' injury.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:03:52 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has his snaps regulated last season, as he finally accepted he is more valuable to the team in the long term if he gives up a few carries to his backups. He is still expected to be capable of at least 1,200 rushing yards, but RBs LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter are expected to playing larger roles in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Gore remains a low-end RB1 for fantasy purposes, but his days as an early first-round draft pick are well over.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:02:24 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have placed WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Kyle Williams (knee), RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') and LB Darius Fleming (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Fri, 31 May 2013 16:29:41 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') will be eight months removed from a torn left Achilles' tendon reconstruction when the team opens training camp July 24. He says he can do everything the coaching staff asks of him. Hunter has been cutting during organized team activities.
Fantasy Tip: Hunter will vie with RB LaMichael James for touches behind starter Frank Gore. Hunter is a somewhat risky RB5 or a handcuff to Gore if you miss out on James.
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:17:03 -0700
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he believes in using multiple running backs that can do different things on offense. "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day." RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James likely will see playing time this season.
Fantasy Tip: All three running backs likely will receive playing time this season and could have fantasy value during the season. Gore likely will receive the majority of the carries and should be seen as a mid to weak No. 2 running back option. James and Hunter could be late-round fliers in drafts because of their expected roles on offense.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:05:41 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') is ahead of schedule in his recovery, and he has resumed running, according to a source close to the player. Hunter is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Fantasy Tip: With Frank Gore still starting, and the emergence of LaMichael James late last season, as well as the presence of Anthony Dixon, Hunter will have his work cut out for him trying to carve out of the piece of the pie for himself in 2013.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:40:26 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles'), WR Kyle Williams (knee) and DE Justin Smith (triceps) are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:12:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') got out of his walking boot Wednesday, Jan. 23. There was no timetable for medical clearance.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:21:06 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James might finally get his chance to shine as the change of pace back behind RB Frank Gore following the season-ending injury to RB Kendall Hunter (ankle). Teammate FS Donte Whitner likes what he has seen from James on the practice squad. "He's a guy similar to (New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles). He can carry the ball up inside. I know he's anxious to get out there and play," Whitner said Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:35:56 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') was placed on Injured Reserve with an Achilles' injury Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:48:28 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ankle) will miss the rest of the season with a left ankle injury that he suffered in Week 12, according to a person informed of Hunter's prognosis. The Niners have not announced a timetable for Hunter, however. RBs LaMichael James and Brandon Jacobs will be asked to increase their roles as a result. James has yet to be active for a game this year.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:57:30 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could be activated after RB Kendall Hunter (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 12.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:28:29 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ankle) left the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints due to an ankle injury. Hunter is questionable to return.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:49:09 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter carried five times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 19. He also had one reception for three yards.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:59:17 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter carried 10 times for 43 yards in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 29, and he added one reception for six yards. He had 11 total touches to 16 for fellow RB Frank Gore.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:25:51 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter had 11 carries for 81 yards in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills. He saw plenty of touches with the game out of hand and starter RB Frank Gore resting late in the second half.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:48:30 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore rushed for 62 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against the New York Jets in Week 4. RB Kendall Hunter rushed for 56 yards and one touchdown on eight carries in the game.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:00:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is expected to serve as the kickoff return man in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:54:55 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams is expected to be the backup return man for the team behind WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee). However, rookie RB LaMichael James is also expected to see some time on punts and kickoffs during training camp, and CB Perrish Cox saw time on kickoff returns during offseason workouts. RB Kendall Hunter and CB Chris Culliver also might get a look on kickoff returns.
Tue, 08 May 2012 14:16:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore feels he has plenty left in the tank despite the team's plans to ease his workload in coming years. RBs Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon, Rock Cartwright and LaMichael James are all on roster and will threaten Gore's playing time. "I feel like I still got a lot left in my tank," Gore said. "I want to show it off that I still got a lot left in my tank and I can play at a high level. I will play at a high level as long as God blesses me to be healthy so I can go out and do something that I love."