49ers RB Glen Coffee said to day in a prepared statement that he is retiring and moving on from football.
This one came as a shock. Last year's preseason darling, Coffee was slotted in as the primary backup to Frank Gore. Gore looks to get the vast majority of the work in San Fran, but Michael Robinson and rookie Anthony Dixon will battle it out for the #2 spot. Robinson may win the job initially, but Dixon will be the long term answer to the questions left behind by Coffee's departure.