San Francisco 49ers sign free-agent RB Pierre Thomas

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San Francisco 49ers sign free-agent RB Pierre Thomas
Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent running back Pierre Thomas, his agent Lamont Smith tweeted Tuesday.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter later confirmed the signing.

Thomas, 31, had previously played his entire NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois in 2007. 

Through his eight-year NFL career, Thomas has accumulated 3,745 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns, while also tallying 2,608 receiving yards for 12 touchdowns through the air.

With Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Mike Davis all injured, the 49ers’ running back depth chart has been decimated by injuries this season.

San Francisco also signed free agent running back Shaun Draughn on Monday to help fill the gaps at the position.

The 49ers (2–6) host the Atlanta Falcons (6–2) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.

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