Front Office Insider: Crowded Cowboys' backfield has front runner emerging
MAY 28, 2:05p ET | Ross Jones
Rotowire: May 14 / 8:12a ET
News: Hunter, who missed last season with a torn ACL, is returning to form, according to GM Trent Baalke, csnbayarea.com reports. "He's back to being Kendall," Baalke noted. "His speed is back to where it was pre-injury. He's really had a fine offseason."
Impact: While his return to health bolsters the 49ers' backfield depth, touches may be hard to come by for Hunter out of the gate this season. Though Frank Gore is no longer in the team's mix, Carlos Hyde in line to be the top option at running back, with Reggie Bush on hand in a change-of-pace role and rookie Mike Davis viewed by Baalke as capable of handing a three-down role.
Rotowire: Apr 12 / 1:04p ET
News: Hunter continues to progress in his recovery from an ACL injury, NFL.com reports.
Impact: The report notes that a video on the 49ers' official site shows Hunter running well during the team's offseason workouts. Assuming his health, Hunter will look to carve out a role in the 49ers' post-Frank Gore backfield, which is on track to be headed by Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush.