The 49ers used a 3rd-round draft pick – the same round in which RB Frank Gore was drafted – to select Alabama RB Glen Coffee. The team also is excited about another rookie, Purdue's Kory Sheets, a non-drafted free agent. HC Singletary made it clear on draft weekend that Gore was still the team's primary RB. But he also said Coffee's acquisition was in Gore's best interest. "Frank is smart enough to know that taking every snap, getting injured in the last couple of years – a little nick here, a little nick there – it helps to have somebody in there who can give him a break, share some of that load," Singletary said. Gore, however, said the ankle injuries that caused him to miss games in 2007 and '08 were not because his body broke down. And he insisted he is the type of RB who gets better the more he touches the football. "I couldn't help that someone fell on my ankle, and the year before it was the same," Gore said. "Last year, I felt like I was getting stronger. And I did get hurt. I won't say it was because I was worn down. It was just unlucky injuries."
49ers' Gore willing to give up a few carries
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