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49ers Rumors: San Fran Looking to Add RB Depth in Free Agency

David Kaestle
Former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman is visiting the San Francisco 49ers.
Former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman is visiting the San Francisco 49ers. / G Fiume/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers went to the Super Bowl just two years ago, and they did that by riding a dominant defense and running game all the way there. It's safe to say both of those areas took a step back last year in 2020. Injuries played a huge role in that, but looking ahead to 2021, the defense and the backfield both look healthy, and the latter could soon be getting even stronger.

With Raheem Mostert set to be the starting back, and poised for a big season, the depth behind him isn't exactly exciting. Although the Niners could be looking to change that with the team brining in former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman in for a visit.

Gallman never really got a true full-time opportunity with the New York Giants, spending much of his career behind Saquon Barkley. He has shown impressive flashes, though.

What probably attracts Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers the most is Gallman's versatility. He has proven he can both handle a significant workload on the ground and also be an effective pass-catcher out of the backfield.

He has just 14 starts (53 games played) in his four-year career, but has hauled in a total of 80 receptions and also has a respectable 4.3 yards per carry.

Still only 26 years old, Gallman could end up being a perfect fit in Shanahan's versatile offense.

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