The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that RB Marcus Lattimore has informed the team he intends to retire.
“This was a very difficult decision for Marcus and it was clear after speaking with him that he had put a lot of thought into it,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “He is a high-character young man who has done everything asked of him and more during his time with us and we have a great deal of respect for the strength and commitment he showed throughout the rehab process. It has been a pleasure to have Marcus as a member of our team and our community and we are confident that he will be very successful in whichever path he chooses to take in life. We look forward to supporting Marcus and wish him nothing but the best.”
Lattimore had a tough go in his recovery from a horrible knee injury in college. The way is clear for Carlos Hyde in dynasty formats. He should take over as the lead back in 2015, when Frank Gore becomes a free agent.