September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal alums (L-R) San Francisco 49ers equipment assistant Jonathan Segovia, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17), 49ers safety Michael Thomas, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12), 49ers running back Owen Marecic (48), Colts defensive back Delano Howell (26), and Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) pose for a photo after the game at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers say fullback Owen Marecic doesn’t want to play in NFL anymore


The San Francisco 49ers lost fullback Bruce Miller to a shoulder injury and plaed him on injured reserve last wee. The 49ers reached out to fullback Owen Marecic, 25, but he turned down their offer.

“Basically it came down to Owen choosing not to pursue playing in the National Football League any more at his time,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said on 95.7 The Game, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “It had nothing to do with a decision that was made by myself or coach (Jim Harbaugh). It was a decision solely made by Owen.”

Marecic had played for the 49ers for a couple of weeks in September before being released.

“That’s one of the reasons Owen was in here earlier in the year,” Baalke said. “So we could get him some reps, knowing that there was a good chance we weren’t going to be able to keep him through the season. But schooling him up, giving him an opportunity to get back into this system, learn it a little bit better. And then if we needed him, at some point being able to go back to him. So it just didn’t play out. And that was totally Owen’s choice.”

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