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San Francisco 49ers Are Releasing Veteran Running Back This Tuesday

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The San Francisco 49ers are making a significant roster cut this Tuesday afternoon. 

The NFC West franchise is releasing veteran back Marlon Mack. 

Mack, who found brief success as the lead back in Indianapolis during 2018 and 2019, had a brief stint in Houston this season before eventually being cut. 

"The 49ers have released RB Marlon Mack," Field Yates tweeted on Tuesday. 

Marlon Mack eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark back in 2019 as a member of the Colts, logging 247 carries and 8 touchdowns. 

His career high in touchdowns came the year prior, where he scored 9 and had his most efficient season as a rusher (4.7 yards per carry). 

In terms of the new pecking order in the 49ers backfield, Jeff Wilson Jr. will likely handle a majority of work until Elijah Mitchell returns from his MCL sprain. Another journeyman back, Tevin Coleman, surprisingly scored two touchdowns last week in a San Francisco 37-15 win against Carolina. 

Next up for the 49ers is a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, where it will likely be a heavy dose of Wilson Jr., with Coleman and potentially rookie Jordan Mason handling change of pace duties.