49ers RB Glen Coffee Announces Retirement

San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee was a surprising no-show at this morning's practice.

Later this morning, Coffee announced his retirement.

Coffee was a third-round pick (74th overall) out of Alabama by the 49ers in 2009. Coffee appeared in 14 games as a rookie, including two starts, Coffee carried the ball 83 times for 226 yards and one touchdown, adding 11 receptions for 76 yards out of the backfield and 10 tackles on special teams.

Coffee added 17 pounds of muscle during the off-season, and told 49ers.com that he was eager for the pre-season to begin.

"Getting in the game is what we live for, so I’m ready for it...It’s what we practice for", Coffee said in what was the lead story on the team's official website before his abrupt retirement.

Coffee signed a four-year, $2.578 million contract last July, which included an $828,244 signing bonus. The 49ers will likely seek to recoup $621,183 of that if Coffee files retirement papers.

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