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Sacramento Bee Apr 12, 2017

New Jersey: Nos. 2 and 7 taken by incoming 49ers QBs

New 49ers running back Tim Hightower, who briefly was given jersey No. 21, now is No. 26. Presumed starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, has the same number -- No. 2 -- …
Niners Nation Apr 10, 2017
Tim Hightower to wear No. 26, not No. 21

Tim Hightower to wear No. 26, not No. 21

Frank Gore’s number remains unused. Our day-long national nightmare is over! New San Francisco 49ers running back Tim Hightower will be wearing No. 26, not No. 21, according to the 49ers PR department. On Monday morning, Hightower posted a picture from inside the locker room, showing his nameplate with uniform number 21. Fans were initially taken aback given the fact that Frank Gore was the last guy to wear No. 21, and he is on the short list of greatest players in franchise history. When Hightower posted the picture to Instagram, his caption included hashtags stating that it had simply...
Sacramento Bee Apr 10, 2017

Frank assessment: New 49ers RB issued No. 21 but won’t wear it

Over six NFL seasons, Tim Hightower built a reputation as a good "locker-room guy." It turns out the new 49ers running back is a good "equipment-room guy," too. Hightower, 30, …

49ers RB Hightower won’t keep Gore’s No. 21

Tim Hightower has officially been with the 49ers for seven days, but the running back clearly has a grasp of the franchise’s history. Gore signed with the Colts in 2015 and No. 21 hasn’t been worn by a member of the 49ers since his departure. Gore, 33, ranks eighth in NFL history with 13,065 rushing yards - 10,088 more than Hightower’s career total.
49ers new RB declines Frank Gore’s No. 21

49ers new RB declines Frank Gore’s No. 21

Tim Hightower, a veteran running back who recently joined the 49ers in free agency, arrived for the offseason program keenly aware of the franchise’s running back lore. Hightower posted on social media that he received No. 21 for his jersey, a number that hasn’t been worn by anyone — and apparently won’t be worn by Hightower […]
FOX Sports Apr 10, 2017
Here's why Tim Hightower won't wear the number the 49ers gave him

Here's why Tim Hightower won't wear the number the 49ers gave him

Hightower has a good reason for declining his assigned number in San Francisco.

49ers give Frank Gore’s old jersey number to Tim Hightower

The time is now!!! #faithful #thankful #brickbybrick #purposedriven #numbertheygaveme #willbechanged much respect to @fg2132 #legend #numbershouldberetired A post shared by Tim Hightower (@tim_hightower) on Apr 10, 2017 at 7:15am PDT Someone with the 49ers screwed up. The team’s newest running back, Tim Hightower, posted a picture of his locker this morning. Above his locker is […]
CSN Bay Area Apr 10, 2017

49ers RB Hightower issued Gore's old number, vows to return it

New 49ers running back Tim Hightower was issued his first number with the 49ers.And he appears to disagree with the new equipment staffs decision to
Niners Nation Apr 10, 2017
Tim Hightower has Frank Gore’s number for the time being

Tim Hightower has Frank Gore’s number for the time being

I’m curious if this is just an offseason thing, or if Hightower will wear it when the regular season starts. Fooch’s update: On his Instagram page, Hightower says the number should be retired, so it sounds like he did not ask for it. The San Francisco 49ers are reporting for the offseason workout program, with classroom and strength and conditioning work scheduled to begin on Monday. New players joining the team are getting their numbers figured out, and we have a bit of a surprise on day one. One of the 49ers most recent additions, Tim Hightower, posted a picture from the 49ers locker...
Niners Nation Apr 6, 2017
Tim Hightower receives $300,000 fully guaranteed in 49ers contract

Tim Hightower receives $300,000 fully guaranteed in 49ers contract

The 49ers signed Tim Hightower to a one-year deal. We have some preliminary numbers. The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of running back Tim Hightower on Tuesday, and we are starting to see some contract details. Adam Caplan is reporting Hightower received $1,107,000 on his one year contract, with $300,000 of that guaranteed. I took a look at the NFLPA salary database, and Hightower’s base salary is $825,000. Doing the math, a small portion of that salary is guaranteed, along with some kind of signing bonus. The 49ers signed Hightower shortly after re-signing DuJuan Harris. The...
Tim Hightower reunites with former OC Kyle Shanahan after signing with 49ers

Tim Hightower reunites with former OC Kyle Shanahan after signing with 49ers

The running back isn’t letting his four-year absence from the NFL slow him down. Tim Hightower will suit up for his sixth season in the league with yet another new team. After two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Hightower is reuniting with his former offensive coordinator in Washington, new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
numberFire Apr 2, 2017

49ers ink Tim Hightower to backup role

The San Francisco 49ers signed running back Tim Hightower, formerly of the New Orleans Saints. What It Means: After being out of the league for three seasons, Hightower restored his career in New Orleans, gaining 1,252 total yards and scoring nine times in two seasons. The 49ers recently re-signed DuJuan Harris, but Hightower should be the favorite to back up Carlos Hyde. Considering Hyde's injury history, that likely means Hightower will earn a few starts in 2017. Hightower earned 0.03 Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt in 2016, the 14th-most among running backs with at...
Niners Nation Apr 2, 2017
49ers roster following Tim Hightower signing

49ers roster following Tim Hightower signing

The 49ers now have 72 players on the roster. The San Francisco 49ers signed two running backs this week, bringing back DuJuan Harris earlier in the week, and then signing Tim Hightower on Saturday. General manager John Lynch announced the latter signing on Twitter. I can’t even imagine Trent Baalke doing that! The Hightower signing brings the 49ers roster to 72 players. Below is the full list of players currently on the roster. Prior to the Hightower signing, the NFLPA had the 49ers at $71,551,752 in cap space. That is the most by about $9 million over the Cleveland Browns. Earlier in the...
Niners Nation Apr 2, 2017
Golden Nuggets: Welcome aboard, Tim Hightower

Golden Nuggets: Welcome aboard, Tim Hightower

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Good morning everyone. Hopefully, you all made it out of April Fools Day without too much of a headache. As a sports journalist, April Fools can be a hellish nightmare of a “holiday” but somehow I managed to avoid the Internet for much of the day. Actually, I was avoiding the Internet on the 31st as well because that’s just how April Fools has evolved in recent years. As it turns out, that means I missed the signing of running back Tim Hightower. I don’t...
LA Times Apr 1, 2017

NFL: Running back Tim Hightower signs with the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent running back Tim Hightower. General Manager John Lynch announced the addition Saturday of another back to add depth behind Carlos Hyde. Hightower has experience playing for new 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan. He was in Washington in 2011 when Shanahan...

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