Pierre Thomas, RB

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

When the San Francisco 49ers went on a quick shopping spree for running backs two weeks ago, Pierre Thomas seemed the most likely to stick should Carlos Hyde’s left foot not cooperate.

But two days after carrying the ball four times for 12 yards in the Niners’ 17-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and five days after signing with the team, the 30-year-old Thomas was cut.

And the Niners signed relatively unheralded Travaris Cadet, 26.

“Well, they’re different backs,” Tomsula said. “Cadet’s shiftier. It’s just the style of play, kind of having a one-two type of thing. We’ve got some bigger guys and we’ve got some guys that, he just brought an element that I like.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cadet also brings another dimension as a potential kick returner. He averaged 25.9 yards on 50 returns for the Saints from 2012 through 2014.

Scouting Report

Week 9 vs. Atlanta
With the top three running backs on the depth chart banged up, Thomas could get some work despite signing this week. Don't expect big things, however, as Blaine Gabbert will add nothing to the equation at quarterback. It might be time to punt on all of your 49ers.

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