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49ers to look at drafting bigger running back

Jan 23, 2008 at 11:09 PM--


According to San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan, the team may look to draft a big, bruising running back in the 2008 NFL Draft. The bigger back would be used to take some of the load off of RB Frank Gore next season.





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