Mostert gained 83 yards on 13 carries and added three catches for 68 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.
Mostert put an early exclamation point on his afternoon late in the first quarter, taking a screen pass 39 yards for the score. It was a huge performance after a ho-hum Week 1. With Tevin Coleman (ankle) sidelined, Mostert and Matt Breida have had a pretty even split with 28 touches for Breida and 26 for Mostert and both enjoying a big day Sunday. Next up is a struggling Steelers squad.
Mostert moves up to second on the 49ers' running back depth chart with Tevin Coleman (ankle) already ruled out for Week 2, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
We got a brief look at Mostert's potential role over the final two and a half quarters of Week 1's matchup against the Buccaneers where he rushed for 40 yards on nine carries. The 27-year-old possesses breakaway speed, as evidenced by his 7.7 YPC in a limited role last season. Matt Breida figures to see the largest share of carries against the Bengals on Sunday, but Mostert could see 30-40 percent of running back touches if last week was any indicator. Coleman currently doesn't have a firm timetable for his return, so Mostert is worth taking a mid-level flier on during the waiver period because Breida has shown signs of being injury-prone early in his career (he even left Sunday's game briefly due to dehydration before returning).
Mostert rushed nine times for 40 yards and brought in his only target for no gain in the 49ers' 31-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Mostert was effective in unexpected extended action, which came about as a result of Tevin Coleman (ankle) exiting the contest. Coach Kyle Shanahan indicated in his post-game press conference that Coleman is likely facing a multi-game absence, and while the team will reportedly seek out other options for depth, Mostert could be set to serve as the primary complementary option to Matt Breida for the time being. The Purdue product is already well traveled in NFL circles despite this being just his fifth season, but he was impressive in Shanahan's offense with abbreviated opportunities in 2018, averaging 7.7 yards on his 34 totes.
Mostert (quadriceps) is fully healthy and has added nearly 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Mostert is competing for a spot on the 53-man roster in San Francisco's crowded running back room. News of Jerick McKinnon (knee) suffering a setback in his recovery could increase Mostert's chances of sticking around, though he'd remain behind Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida on the depth chart. It remains to be seen whether he'll suit up for Thursday's preseason-finale against the Chargers.
Mostert (quadriceps) was in uniform at Tuesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Mostert is currently on the bubble for the team's final 53-man roster. With Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon (knee) locked in ahead of him on the depth chart, he will have to get the nod over Jeff Wilson and Austin Walter, while also hoping the team opts to go with four running backs in order to make the cut. Thus, his presence at practice is a positive sign. However, his status for Thursday's exhibition finale against the Chargers remains uncertain.
Mostert didn't play in Saturday's preseason game at Kansas City due to a minor quadriceps injury, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Mostert already missed some time during training camp with a concussion, but this marks his first DNP of exhibition season. While just Jerick McKinnon (knee) had a known health concern before this contest, the 49ers backfield has been in regular flux in both of coach Kyle Shanahan's seasons to date. Mostert will look to shed the injury before the team's preseason finale Thursday versus the Chargers.
Mostert (concussion) rushed six times for 58 yards and a touchdown, adding two catches for 42 yards in Monday's 24-15 preseason win over the Broncos.
Mostert not only returned from the concussion he suffered during the first week of the preseason, but he also appeared to be in midseason form by ripping off multiple big gains Monday. The 27-year-old was facing Denver's second-stringers, but he did flash big-play ability in a short spurt last season (7.7 YPC on 34 attempts). Mostert is currently fourth on the 49ers' depth chart, but he is getting increased looks while Jerick McKinnon (knee) continues to battle back from injury. Even if the latter is ready for the start of the season, Mostert's ability to contribute on special teams -- combined with the shaky health of the team's starters -- should keep him around come Week 1.
Mostert (concussion) is practicing Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Mostert wasn't expected to participate in the team's preseason contest Monday against the Broncos, but the 27-year-old's practice status could change things around, particularly considering Jerick McKinnon also remains a question mark with a sore knee. The 49ers likely will be cautious with Mostert considering his expected role on special teams and as a third-down specialist, so it's safe to assume his preseason game-time status will come closer to Monday's 8:00 p.m. EST start time.
Mostert (concussion) isn't at practice Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
After suffering a concussion in the preseason opener, Mostert isn't likely to play in Monday's exhibition against the Cowboys. A path to snaps on offense may have opened up with the recent news suggesting Jerick McKinnon (knee) may not be ready for Week 1. Of course, the 49ers still have Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida at the top of their depth chart, so Mostert's biggest impact may come on special teams.
Mostert suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason game versus the Cowboys, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
This is yet another health concern for the 49ers backfield, whose injured includes Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Jeff Wilson (calf), while Matt Breida tended to a partially torn pectoral during the offseason. Although Tevin Coleman, McKinnon and Breida figure to have regular roles, when healthy, a player like Mostert could make an impact when the RB room is less than 100 percent, as he did last season before breaking his forearm. For the time being, though, Mostert will be contained to the concussion protocol until his symptoms diminish and he's cleared by an independent neurologist.
Mostert left Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys to be evaluated for a concussion, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mostert was injured while picking up a blitz in the first quarter, forcing him first to the blue sideline tent and eventually the locker room. If he indeed enters the concussion protocol, the 49ers backfield will be down to just two available options: Austin Walter and Brandon Wilds.
Mostert (forearm) was cleared before the start of training camp, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mostert was held out of OTAs and minicamp after his season-ending forearm injury from last year required a follow-up surgery during the offseason. He's still locked in for a spot on the 53-man roster, as the three-year contract he signed in March includes $2.4 million guaranteed, per overthecap.com. Coach Kyle Shanahan believes the 49ers have four starting-caliber running backs, pointing to Mostert's 87-yard performance against Green Bay last October. Even so, the special-teams ace will have a tough time earning snaps in a backfield that also includes Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon (knee).
Mostert (forearm) stated that he expects to be a full participant for training camp this offseason, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mostert suffered a setback with his surgically repaired forearm that kept him out of OTAs, but the back seems confident that he will be healthy enough for training camp at the end of July. The 49ers valued the 27-year-old's contributions to special teams enough to grant him a three-year contract this offseason, and he appears destined for a similar role this season with the trio of Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida ahead of him on the depth chart.
Mostert had to undergo another procedure to repair his broken forearm and will be out an additional month, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mostert has been recovering from season-ending surgery on his broken right forearm since early November, and a second procedure will now delay his return to the practice field. It's unclear exactly when that return will be, but the absence will certainly hurt Mostert's already slim chances of getting many touches in a crowded San Francisco backfield this season. He signed a three-year contract in March, getting a nice reward for his consistent work on special teams.
The 49ers and Mostert reached an agreement on a three-year contract Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
With running backs dropping like flies in San Francisco last season, Mostert got an opportunity to show his worth, churning out 7.9 YPC and one touchdown on 33 carries in five games between Weeks 5 and 9. In that latter contest, though, he suffered a gruesome broken right forearm, which prematurely ended his campaign. A restricted free agent entering the offseason, he was tendered last week and eventually came to terms on a longer deal this week. He may have a tough time getting touches in a backfield populated by Jerick McKinnon (knee), Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida (ankle) in the fall, but Mostert's special-teams prowess will help him be active on game days.
Mostert (forearm) was tendered to a one-year contract Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mostert served as both a consistent special-teams player and reliable depth running back last season for San Francisco. With both Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle) back in the fold this upcoming season, though, Mostert will likely lose a lot of the playing time he saw on offense.
Mostert (forearm) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and likely will stay with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Best known for his prowess on special teams, Mostert finally made a dent on offense in 2018, taking 34 carries for 261 yards (7.7 average) and a touchdown before a broken forearm ended his season Week 9. The 49ers may want to consider a multi-year extension, as an original-round RFA tender doesn't provide any draft compensation when a team fails to match an offer sheet for an undrafted player (like Mostert). The second-round tender would prevent other teams from making offers, but it comes at a cost of approximately $3.1 million for one season. Mostert should be healthy long before training camp.
The 49ers officially placed Mostert (forearm) on injured reserve Friday.
Coach Kyle Shanahan revealed earlier Friday that Mostert would be shut down for the season after undergoing surgery to address the fractured forearm, which he sustained in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders. Mostert finishes the campaign with 34 carries for 261 yards and a touchdown, with his 7.7 yard-per-carry average leading all NFL ballcarriers with at least that many totes. He'll be a free agent this offseason and shouldn't have trouble finding work with the 49ers or another team in light of his exceptional performance in a backup role.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert underwent surgery Friday to address a fractured right forearm and will be placed on injured reserve, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
It was fully expected that Mostert would require a season-ending procedure after he sustained the injury in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders, putting a damper on another effective showing on the ground (seven carries for 86 yards and a touchdown). Mostert will wrap up the campaign with an exceptional 7.7 yards per carry average on 34 totes, production that could earn him a good deal of interest when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. As for the 49ers' plans this season sans Mostert, Alfred Morris is now on track to see an expanded role as the clear top complement to starter Matt Breida. Expect the 49ers to add another running back to the roster in the near future, too, though that player's main role could come on special teams rather than offense.
Mostert is likely out for the season after fracturing his right forearm in Thursday's win over the Raiders, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports reports.
While he is not officially out for the season, head coach Kyle Shanahan assumes it is the case for Mostert given the gruesome nature of the injury. If he does land on injured reserve, he will be joining fellow running back Jerick McKinnon (knee), leaving the 49ers with Alfred Morris and Matt Breida as the only healthy options currently on the roster. Expect the team to bring in a free agent back or promote one from the practice squad before next Monday's matchup with the Giants. Mostert had his best performance of the season before exiting the contest, recording 86 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
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