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How will 49ers use Westbrook?

Brian Westbrook (AP/Matt Rourke)

Niners coach Mike Singletary said Frank Gore is still the man in the team's backfield, but the addition of Brian Westbrook will allow Gore to take an occasional rest this season.

Now that the San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran running back Brian Westbrook, the big question is this: What do they intend to do with him? One thing that won't happen: Westbrook isn't going to unseat Frank Gore as the team's starter. Nor will he share the workload in the Niners backfield. "The one thing I wanted him to know about our team is that Frank Gore is our running back," 49ers coach... Recommended Stories