Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert

Running Back #31
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 9
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 190 lb.
College:Purdue
Age:28
Born:April 9, 1992
Drafted:2015 / UDFA

Raheem Mostert: Lands on IR

Mostert (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his 2020 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Mostert's season was plagued by injuries, as ankle and knee injuries will end up costing him eight games this year. The 28-year-old running back rushed 104 times for 521 yards and two touchdowns this season, and he caught 16 of 19 targets for 156 yards and a score. The 49ers will close out the 2020 campaign with a committee of Jeff Wilson (ankle), Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon. Mostert is under contract for the 2021 season at a $3.3 million cap hit.

December 22, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Season likely over

Mostert (ankle) isn't expected to return in the 2020 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Mostert missed four games earlier this season with a left ankle injury, and he never fully recovered from the injury. The 28-year-old tailback suffered a high-ankle sprain to the same ankle in this past Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. With the 49ers eliminated from playoff contention, they're expected to shut Mostert down for the rest of the season. If that's the case, a committee of Jeff Wilson (ankle), Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon will handle the backfield reps for the final two games.

December 22, 2020 11:18 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Sustains ankle injury

Mostert left Sunday's game at Dallas due to an ankle injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Mostert logged a one-yard carry on the 49ers' first offensive play of the second half, but shortly thereafter he was seen grabbing at his left ankle on the bench, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Deemed questionable to return, Mostert will finish Week 15 with 14 carries for 68 yards if he's unable to do so. In the meantime, Jeff Wilson will carry the load out of San Fran's backfield.

December 20, 2020 12:14 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Expected to start

Mostert (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Dallas, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Mostert had an MRI at the beginning of the week and was held out of practice Wednesday. He apparently made good progress, so he's expected to get the Week 15 start, presumably continuing to split backfield work with Jeff Wilson. It's an excellent matchup, as the Cowboys have surrendered a league-worst 5.1 yards per carry.

December 18, 2020 12:57 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Bumps up to limited

Mostert (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Mostert emerged from the 49ers' Week 14 loss to Washington with an ankle issue, marking his second such injury of the campaign. Clearly, the current one is far less severe, as he followed up Wednesday's absence with some activity one day later. He has one more opportunity to bump up to full Friday, but even if he doesn't he seems poised to be no less than 'questionable' for Sunday's game in Dallas. Behind Mostert, Jeff Wilson is next in the pecking order at running back, with Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon also on hand.

December 17, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Not practicing Wednesday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Mostert has missed four games this season due to a high-ankle sprain, but he's also served in a timeshare at running back for each of the past three contests, racking up 156 yards from scrimmage and one TD on 44 touches during that span. Shanahan told Wagoner on Monday that Mostert emerged from this past Sunday's loss to Washington with an ankle issue that required "further imaging." The results of those tests haven't been revealed, but Mostert isn't exactly kicking off Week 15 prep in great shape. Jeff Wilson, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon are the next running backs up for the 49ers.

December 16, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Getting ankle checked out

Mostert is slated to have further imaging done on his ankle, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With that in mind, coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers will know more about the running back's status Wednesday. If Mostert is out or limited Sunday against the Cowboys, Jeff Wilson, as well as Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon would be in line for added backfield snaps in Week 15.

December 14, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Totals 70 scrimmage yards

Mostert carried 14 times for 65 yards and caught two of four targets for five yards during Sunday's 23-15 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Mostert averaged a respectable 4.6 yards per carry against a stingy Washington front but finished shy of 15 carries for the second straight week. He finished fourth on the team in targets and made a pair of receptions, though he failed to break either for a notable gain and finished averaging a mere 2.5 yards per catch. Mostert has totaled just 156 scrimmage yards on 44 touches over the last three games and will look to break out of his slump next Sunday against a Cowboys defense that has been gashed on the ground by many opponents this season.

December 13, 2020 5:49 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Splits work with Wilson

Mostert rushed nine times for 42 yards and secured two of five targets for 12 yards in the 49ers' 34-24 loss to the Bills on Monday night.

Analysis: Playing his second game since returning from injured reserve due to an ankle sprain, Mostert got off to a good start early but ended up splitting carries with Jeff Wilson (seven rush attempts) almost evenly while also becoming a victim of game script. The 49ers were forced to increasingly turn to the pass in the second half due to a multi-possession deficit, helping lead to Mostert's second lowest rushing workload of the campaign. Mostert was still relatively efficient on a per-touch basis and will look to up his overall production in a tough Week 14 matchup against Washington.

December 7, 2020 9:13 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Scores rushing TD in return

Mostert carried 16 times for 43 yards and a touchdown while catching both his targets for one additional yard during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Rams. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Making his first appearance since mid-October, Mostert got his team on the board with an eight-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. He averaged just 2.7 yards per carry and hardly made an impact as a receiver, but it was still a respectable performance all things considered. Meanwhile, Jeff Wilson Jr. and Jerick McKinnon combined for 75 yards on 17 touches, though neither player was particularly effective. Assuming he didn't suffer any nagging effects of his ankle injury, Mostert could be in line to make a bigger impact next Monday night against the Bills.

November 29, 2020 7:26 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Back in action Week 12

Mostert (ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Rams.

Analysis: Mostert has been sidelined since Oct. 18, when he sustained a high-ankle sprain that forced a stint on IR. With a week of practice under his belt, he's back in the lineup, but it remains to be seen if he'll be the primary ballcarrier right off the bat. Despite playing in just four games this season, he leads the 49ers in rushing with 303 yards and has 150 yards through the air, making him a good candidate to resume his previous role with Tevin Coleman (knee) out. Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson (ankle) also are on hand for touches out of San Francisco's backfield.

November 29, 2020 11:37 AM EST

Raheem Mostert: Activated from IR

Mostert (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Coach Kyle Shanahan stated Friday that this transaction would happen, adding that Mostert is still considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Jeff Wilson (ankle) is in the same boat, while Tevin Coleman (knee) has been ruled out. Mostert figures to capture a bulk of the backfield work if he plays Sunday in a tough road matchup against the Rams.

November 28, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Could play Sunday

Mostert (ankle) will be activated from injured reserve before Sunday's game against the Rams, with coach Kyle Shanahan considering the running back questionable to play, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Jeff Wilson (IR - ankle) will get the same treatment, while Tevin Coleman (knee) has been ruled out. Mostert should be the lead back if he ends up playing, but the 49ers also have Jerick McKinnon on hand, and it sounds like Wilson has a shot as well. It could come down to a game-time decision for Mostert and/or Wilson.

November 27, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Dubbed day-to-day

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Mostert (ankle) is "day-to-day," Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: The 49ers designated Mostert for a return to practice Tuesday, and Shanahan's current comments would seem to hint that he has a shot at returning to the lineup as early as Sunday's game against the Rams. Tevin Coleman (knee) also resumed practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday, so San Francisco's backfield appears set to receive high-end reinforcements in the near future.

November 25, 2020 2:50 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Cleared to practice again

The 49ers designated Mostert (ankle) to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Mostert missed the 49ers' final four games before the team's Week 11 bye with the sprained left ankle, but his return to practice Tuesday could set in motion a return to the lineup Sunday in Los Angeles against the Rams. Before deciding on Mostert's status for Week 12, the 49ers will presumably wait and see how his ankle responds to practice work over the next few days. The 49ers will have 21 days to evaluate Mostert for a return to the active roster, so if the team decides to err on the side of caution and give him another game off, coach Kyle Shanahan would likely rely on the tandem of Jerick McKinnon (neck) and Tevin Coleman (knee) to handle most of the backfield work.

November 24, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: May be back Week 12

Coach Kyle Shanahan hopes Mostert (ankle) will be available for the 49ers' next game Sunday, Nov. 29 versus the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Shanahan echoed the same thoughts about Tevin Coleman (knee), which would give San Francisco its top two running backs following its Week 11 bye. If the preceding happens, the backfield could be composed of Mostert, Coleman, Jerick McKinnon (neck) and Austin Walter with Jeff Wilson (ankle) and JaMycal Hasty (collarbone) still on IR.

November 17, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Not set to return from IR

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert (ankle) is unlikely to return Sunday at New Orleans, but the 49ers hope the running back is able to suit up Sunday, Nov. 29 versus the Rams after their Week 11 bye, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Shanahan said the same of fellow RB Tevin Coleman (knee), which would leave the backfield in the hands of Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty and Austin Walter this weekend.

November 11, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Placed on IR

Mostert (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: This was always going to be the likely designation for the speedy running back as reports earlier in the week insinuated an IR stint was on the horizon. Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty were a factor following Mostert's injury in Week 6, but it remains to be seen if a backfield-by-committee will be in order Sunday, or if McKinnon will take over as the lead back similar to what we saw earlier this season. Perhaps complicating matters further is the status of Jeff Wilson (calf) who remains questionable for the matchup against the Patriots, although no practice-squad RB callup certainly seems to be a positive step in regards to Wilson's status. In any case, Mostert will be eligible to return off injured reserve in Week 10 against the Saints, although it's entirely possible given Mostert's injury history this year the 49ers could simply choose to activate its star running back after the Week 11 bye.

October 24, 2020 1:51 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: Spectator for practice

Mostert (ankle) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Mostert's absence from practice for the second day in a row comes as little surprise after coach Kyle Shanahan admitted earlier this week that Mostert will likely be forced to injured reserve due to the left high-ankle sprain he sustained in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams. Jerick McKinnon (32 percent snap share) and JaMycal Hasty (21 percent) saw the majority of the backfield reps after Mostert went down with the injury, suggesting Shanahan could be leaning toward a committee approach at the position while the top option is sidelined. McKinnon had previously taken on a three-down role when Mostert was sidelined for a pair of games earlier in the season.

October 22, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Raheem Mostert: No practice Wednesday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Mostert has been bit with the injury bug for a second time this season, suffering a high left ankle sprain Sunday against the Rams. Shanahan told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com on Monday that Mostert will "most likely" be placed on IR, which the 49ers have yet to make official. With at least a three-game absence in the cards for Mostert and Tevin Coleman (knee) unlikely to be activated from IR this week, San Francisco's backfield currently is occupied by Jerick McKinnon, Jeff Wilson (calf) and JaMycal Hasty.

October 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

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