Morning Tailgate: Kendall Hunter Activated


The San Francisco 49ers are now stronger in the backfield.

Kendall Hunter has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List and could join his teammates on the field for Saturday's 49ers Fan Fest at Candlestick Park.

The third-year running back ranked sixth in the NFL last season averaging 5.2 yards per carry before he was placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 27.

Hunter has been a powerful runner and emerging play-maker for the 49ers. He's totaled 844 rushing yards and four touchdowns in two seasons. Hunter injured his Achilles in a Week 12 win over the New Orleans Saints and has been relentlessly rehabbing to get back on the field.

Hunter has been sprinting and cutting for most of San Francisco's offseason program and now it appears as if No. 32 is ready to return to full action.

More 49ers headlines can be found in today's Morning Tailgate.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle detailed Ian Williams play in the team's preseason opener.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News provided Fan Fest information.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee offered film review from the preseason loss to Denver.

Matt Maiocco of also shared his film notes. **



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