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49ers Place RB Reggie Bush On Season-Ending I.R. & Sign Pierre Thomas

Update:

The San Francisco 49ers officially placed RB Reggie Bush on season-ending injured reserve and signed veteran RB Pierre Thomas to a contract on Tuesday.

Bush, 30, signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the 49ers back in March that included $1.1 million guaranteed. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent again next year.

Entering today’s game, Bush had appeared in four games and ran for 28 yards on eight carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 19 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the 49ers are signing veteran RB Pierre Thomas to a contract on Tuesday.

The 49ers are dealing with a number of injuries at running back, which has prompted them to sign Shaun Draughn and add Jarryd Hayne to their practice squad.

Thomas, 30, had two years remaining on his three-year, $6.9 million contract when the Saints elected to release him in a move that freed up $1.735 million in available cap space.

He was, arguably, the best running back still available, and had worked out for the Chiefs in Texans since the start of the season.

The 49ers brought him in for a tryout a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar.

In 2014, Thomas ran for 222 yards on 45 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 45 receptions for 378 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 running back in the league out of 57 qualifying players.

 

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