Even with the injuries at running back, the 49ers are taking their time with first-year player Marcus Lattimore.
SANTA CLARA – Kendall Hunter is out for the season.
SANTA CLARA -– There is little doubt 49ers rookie Carlos Hyde can handle the running requirements of his job.
The 49ers were eager to see Kendall Hunter make a leap in a contract year, but instead odd-man-out LaMichael James will have another shot.
UPDATE (9:30 a.m. on Saturday) -- Kendall Hunter has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL