49ers Running Back Announces Retirement - NBC Bay Area

49ers Running Back Announces Retirement

Coffee calls it quits



    49ers Running Back Announces Retirement
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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22: Glen Coffee #29 of the San Francisco 49ers runs against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game on August 22, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

    Surprising the 49ers organization today, Glen Coffee announced his retirement from the NFL.  

     CSN Bay Area reports the 2nd year running back told the 49ers that he will be moving on from football.  That caught the team off guard due to his excitement to get the season started.

    Coffee had a great off season, adding 17 pounds, and was fully expected to be the 49ers number two running back.  
    Now the 49ers will rely on veteran Michael Robinson or 2010 sixth round pick Anthony Dixon to take over as Frank Gore's primary backup.