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Ben Tate coming in for workout with 49ers while Reggie Bush status determined

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The San Francisco 49ers are struggling with running back depth following two injuries over the weekend. We breka down the news that the team is bringing in Ben Tate for a workout.

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The San Francisco 49ers are expected to bring in running back Ben Tate for a work on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 49ers lost Reggie Bush to a knee injury, and it is suspected to be a season-ending ACL tear. Bush underwent an MRI and I imagine Jim Tomsula will address the news at his 11:30 a.m. press conference.

The 49ers already brought in Pierre Thomas for a workout two weeks ago after Carlos Hyde's foot injury was first becoming more of an issue. Hyde appeared to suffer the injury against the New York Giants, and was inactive on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The team waived rookie running back Jarryd Hayne on Saturday and promoted Kendall Gaskins to provide more of a power back role, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.

Rookie Mike Davis suffered a hand injury of his own on Sunday, leaving the 49ers with Gaskins as the only healthy running back. If Hayne clears waivers, he stands a decent chance of quickly re-joining the 53-man roster, but we'll find out more about that when waivers runs at 1 p.m. PT today. In the meantime, the team will look at additional options to fill out the depth chart.