World News – US – Report: 49ers’ Raheem Mostert set to play against Dolphins


Raheem Mostert, who has hit touchdowns over 75 yards in each of the first two games of the season, is likely to play against the Dolphins on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium after missing the last two games due to knee injury, ESPN reported

According to the report, Mostert and receiver Deebo Samuel (disease) « should be good » to play Mostert and Samuel were questionable

Mostert could boost a stalled running game that has also been without his main replacement Tevin Coleman (knee, injured reserve), for the past two weeks The 49ers running backs are averaging 27 yards on 45 carries while gaining 62 yards in a victory over the Giants on September 27 and 60 in a loss to the Eagles last week

This is the second time in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s 52 games that the 49ers running backs have failed to gain at least 65 yards in consecutive games The first time has come during of the last two games of their 0-9 start in 2017, Shanahan’s first season

Mostert is averaging 86 3 yards and 62 yards per carry in his last 10 games, including the playoffs, dating from last year He has also scored 14 touchdowns in that span Last month he became the first player in 50 years to have a touchdown of over 75 yards in each of the first two games of a season

(Mostert) « affects everything, » Shanahan said on Monday « When he’s out there, his explosiveness – I don’t think there’s anyone in the league you can compare to him right now We can’t wait to get Raheem back « 

Mostert has scored a touchdown in eight straight regular-season games, which is tied with four others for the second longest streak in franchise history Jerry Rice has scored a touchdown in 13 straight games from 1986 to 1987

Eric Branch has worked at the San Francisco Chronicle since 2011 as a drummer for the 49ers Prior to that he covered the 49ers for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in 2010 Since he started his journalism career in 1997 in Logansport, Ind , he has covered events ranging from archery tournaments to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

Raheem Mostert

World News – USA – Report: 49ers’ Raheem Mostert set to play against Dolphins


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