49ers training camp report: Day 8

SANTA CLARA – Here are the highlights of the 49ers’ fourth padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. DL Tank Carradine. The final 15 minutes of practice the 49ers did a live hitting goal-line drill. On first and goal from the two-yard line, Jarryd Hayne took the handoff on a stretch-zone run to the left, and as he ran parallel to the line of scrimmage he cut back quickly…

August 9, 2015

Trent Baalke’s pattern with running backs

Trent Baalke has a pattern when it comes to drafting running backs. One year Baalke spends a second-round pick on a running back, and the next year he spends a fourth round pick on a running back. Then he repeats the pattern. In 2011, Baalke drafted Kendall Hunter in the fourth round. In 2012, Baalke drafted LaMichael James in the second round. In 2013, Baalke drafted Marcus Lattimore in the…

February 25, 2015