San Francisco 49ers: Will Michael Robinson Make The 53 Man Roster?

August 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Glen Coffee stunned the NFL with his retirement, the San Francisco 49ers still had three running backs on their roster. This was the number of running backs they carried through the regular season on their 2009 roster.
Nevertheless, they immediately hit the free agent market and brought in former Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook.
Westbrook, although presumably injury prone, is one of the best third down backs active on an NFL roster when he's healthy, but why did the 49ers do it?
Surely they don't think rookie sixth round draft pick Anthony Dixon isn't good enough to be a third string running back, much less a second. In my opinion, the man in question is Michael Robinson.
Furthermore, when Dixon was drafted, the 49ers didn't know that Glen Coffee would retire, so this makes twice this offseason that the 49ers have shown a vote against Robinson assuming they again carry three running backs on the 53 man roster.
Were the 49ers simply taking the best...

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