Niners RB Coffee shockingly calls it quits

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Somewhat following in the footsteps of 49ers teammate Kentwan Balmer, who upset the organization with his unexcused absence from training camp on Wednesday, second-year RB Glen Coffee has shockingly announced that he is retiring from football.

Coffee, who was battling rookie Anthony Dixon and veteran Michael Robinson for the No. 2 RB job behind Frank Gore, was nowhere to be seen at Thursday afternoon's practice and was missing again on Friday morning before disclosing that he supposedly is calling it quits.

No specific explanations have yet to be given for Coffee’s decision, which caught everybody connected with the team off guard, although Matt Maiocco of tweeted that he saw Coffee draw the ire of RB coach Tom Rathman in the team’s Thursday-morning practice after blowing a block matched up against rookie LB Mike Balogun. 

The San Francisco Chronicle had a new story on its Web site this morning about the spirited but seemingly friendly competition going on between Coffee and Dixon.

Balmer, meanwhile, met with 49ers head coach Mike Singletary on Wednesday night but still missed a second consecutive practice on Thursday.


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