After being waived by the 49ers earlier this year, running back Kendall Gaskins is back with the club, having re-signed today, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Gaskins is signing a two-year deal, reports Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
The 25-year-old Gaskins went undrafted out of Richmond in 2013, and after bouncing between the offseason rosters of the Bills, Titans, and Giants, Gaskins finally found a stable home, inking a deal with the 49ers in 2014. He was called up from San Francisco’s practice squad in October, and ultimately appeared in nine games, rushing for 38 yards on 16 carries while adding eight receptions for good measure. Gaskins’ more valuable contributions arguably came on special teams, where he played on 35% of the Niners’ snaps, good for 11th on the club (a solid accomplishment given that he only played in about two-thirds of San Francisco’s contests).
Gaskins was waived early last month when the 49ers added a new crop of undrafted free agents, but now that he’s back with the team, he’ll use the summer to compete with a cadre of others for backfield playing time. As Roster Resource shows, San Francisco already boasts Carlos Hyde, Shaun Draughn, Kelvin Taylor, and Mike Davis at running back. With Gaskins’ additions, the 49ers’ roster is back to 90-man limit.
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