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Pierre Thomas earned over $4,000 per carry in time with 49ers

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Veteran NFL running back Pierre Thomas has had quite the week.

Signed by the San Francisco 49ers on November 3, the former Super Bowl winner with the Saints was released yesterday after just seven days in Cali.

All in a day's work

Thomas did at least get one game under his belt whilst with the 49ers, and, when you look at the breakdown of how much he earned for his efforts against the Atlanta Falcons, he actually had a pretty successful week.


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As first noted by CSN reporter Matt Maiocco, and brought to our attention by CBS Sports, Thomas left the 49ers having earned just over $50,000 - or 1/17 of the veteran's minimum.

And, after the ex-Saints RB took the ball 12 yards on his four carries against Atlanta, that comes out to a pretty healthy payout for each yard earned. Indeed, the 49ers effectively paid Thomas $4,265 per yard.

Not bad work if you can get it! 

All aboard

Next up on the 49ers gravy train is Travaris Cadet, who replaced Thomas in the San Francisco backfield yesterday.

Neither running back is, of course, the man 49ers fans want to see lining up behind their quarterback. That honor still belongs to Carlos Hyde.

The second-year star, however, is continuing to rehab an ankle injury. If he can regain his fitness during the team's bye week, it might mean Cadet leaves with an even more impressive yards-to-money ratio.

Next up for San Francisco are the Seattle Seahawks in week 11.

NFL fans: Who is the most overpaid player in the league? Have your say in the comments below...

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