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Marcus Lattimore weighs options regarding NFL future

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Marcus Lattimore has reached a crossroads in his comeback quest.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the San Francisco 49ers running back is weighing his options after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired right knee and legs, according to a team sources and a source close to the player. Lattimore was not on the sideline during Sunday's 13-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said after Sunday's loss that an announcement on Lattimore would be coming. On Monday, Harbaugh said an announcement is "still to come."

Lattimore returned to practice last week, a big step forward in his attempted comeback from a devastating knee injury suffered during his final college season at South Carolina. He moved well in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but sat out Friday's practice when soreness developed.

Rapoport reported no decision has been made on the running back's future, per Lattimore's agent Michael Perrett, who says his client is still weighing his options.

Rapoport added that Lattimore will meet with trainers and doctors Monday to figure out the reason for his knee soreness. Among Lattimore's options: keep practicing, go on the non-football injury list or retire.

The 49ers invested a 2013 fourth-round pick in Lattimore, who rehabbed the knee during his rookie season and was expected to contribute this season.

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