49ers Sign Marlon Mack to Active Roster

Houston Texans running back Marlon Mack
Houston Texans running back Marlon Mack
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NFL Week 2 - The San Francisco 49ers are signing running back Marlon Mack to their active roster from their practice squad, according to Mack's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. 

The move comes as San Francisco continues to deal with injuries in their running back room. The 49ers added Elijah Mitchell to their injury reserve after spraining his MCL in Week 1, sidelining the second-year back for two months. Now, third-round selection Tyrion Davis-Price is set to miss several weeks with a high ankle sprain. 

As of now, the only two backs on the 49ers active roster are Jeff Wilson and undrafted free agent Jordan Mason.

Mack, who signed with the 49ers practice squad after the Elijah Mitchell injury, most recently played with the Houston Texans in preseason but was cut after training camp. He previously spent five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. The last season Mack served as the primary back on a roster was in 2019, where he finished 15th in DYAR (102) and 18th in DVOA (1.0%) among running backs. 

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