49ers Reportedly Working Out Running Back On Tuesday


The San Francisco 49ers need some help at running back.

Star back Raheem Mostert went down with an injury in the 49ers’ season opener versus Detroit on Sunday. He’ll miss the first half of the season as a result. So where will San Francisco go from here?

The good news is that rookie Elijah Mitchell looked like a star on Sunday in Mostert’s absence. He had 19 carries for 104 yards and a score against the Lions. Third-stringer JaMycal Hasty, meanwhile, had one carry for three yards. The 49ers also have former Ohio State star Trey Sermon on the depth chart, but he didn’t play on Sunday.

The 49ers could use another back. It sounds like they could soon add one. San Francisco’s coaching staff is bringing in free agent back Artavis Pierce for a workout, per NFL insider Aaron Wilson.

Artavis Pierce played his college ball at Oregon State. He had 2,127 yards and 15 touchdowns on 366 carries (5.8 YPC) in four years with the Beavers.

Pierce then signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in five games for the Bears last year and carried the rock six times for 34 yards and a score.

Given the 49ers’ current situation at running back, Pierce could end up being a good fit. He hits the hole in a hurry and has good speed.

If Pierce impressed the 49ers, he could be the newest back in the Bay Area.


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