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49ers sign former Falcons RB Tevin Coleman

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The Raiders missed out on Le’Veon Bell last night and Mark Ingram this morning, and another running back is off the market today as Tevin Coleman was scooped up by the 49ers.

Coleman was productive in Atlanta sharing time with Devonta Freeman, and played under current San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan who was the offensive coordinator there until last season.

The 49ers now have a fairly formidable backfield with Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, and maybe one day they’ll sign a wide receiver for Jimmy G to throw to. Expect lots of running in Santa Clara this year.

The running back market as a whole has thinned out considerably, and now perhaps the only top option left is former Dolphins and Eagles RB Jay Ajayi. The Raiders could pursue him, bring back Marshawn Lynch for one more year, or draft a stud running back to fill that need.