49ers Signing Veteran Running Back To Active Roster

The San Francisco 49ers have had a horror run with injury to start the 2022 NFL campaign, as offensive starters Elijah Mitchell, Trey Lance and George Kittle have either all not appeared in a game due to injury, or suffered one that will put them out of action for an extended period of time. Fortunately for the 49ers, they've got two big insurance policies on their roster to cover two of these injuries, and after Jimmy Garoppolo came into the game last week, their second insurance policy will be activated from the practice squad ahead of their Week 3 game with the Denver Broncos.

Veteran Marlon Mack has been with Houston to start the 2022 off-season, but after being released and brought back twice, he was officially released again before landing on the 49ers practice squad, and today, they elevated him to the active roster, ensuring that they'll have a veteran behind Garoppolo in the absence of Mitchell. 

Mack came to the NFL back in 2017, where he would be the primary back for the Indianapolis Colts, and despite only playing in 7 games over the past two seasons, Mack has put up some great numbers. His final two full seasons in Indianapolis back in 2018 and 2019, he was able to accumulate over 1,000 all purpose yards in each season, and while he won't be the full-time back in San Francisco, he'll play a key role in helping this team steading their below average start to the 2022 season.

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