Marcus Lattimore not activated for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Marcus Lattimore won't practice anymore this year.

He's not being activated from the non-football injury list after practicing for three weeks.

The fourth-round draft pick from South Carolina simply isn't needed.

“If I had to play, I would play,” Lattimore told CSN Bay Area. “Without question, if they needed me, I could play. But they don’t need me right now.”

Lattimore has made a sound recovery after tearing up his right knee playing for the Gamecocks.

“This extra time is just going to give me enough time to get comfortable without the brace I was wearing and go out there and play like nothing ever happened,” Lattimore said. “Three weeks, and I got better every week. And that was my main goal, to get better every week. The soreness went down every week.

"I was out there moving around and being myself. And I know the things I have to work on now. .My confidence is good. I know I still got it. Going into next year, I can’t wait.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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