The 49ers paid Pierre Thomas $51,176 for one game

SHARE The 49ers paid Pierre Thomas $51,176 for one game
Screen_Shot_2015_11_10_at_6.00.33_PM.jpg

Former Illinois running back Pierre Thomas made more in one week than many people make in a year.

Thomas was waived by the 49ers Tuesday just a week after San Francisco signed him. For his one week of service, Thomas was paid 1/17th of the league minimum, which works out to $51,176.

The 30-year-old veteran, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, had four carries for 12 yards in the 49ers’ win over Atlanta on Sunday.

For those keeping score, that’s $12,794 per carry, or $4,265 per yard.

San Francisco signed Thomas following injuries to running backs Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush.

In eight seasons with New Orleans, Thomas rushed for more than 2,600 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Passing touchdown leaders for all 32 NFL franchises

The Latest
Gov. J.B. Pritzker, standing alongside new Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Lisa Hernandez and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, downplayed the intraparty tension, especially around U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin — who wanted U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly to remain in the top party post.
The Chicago Air and Water Show, Chicago Ribfest, and Sunday in the Park with Lyric are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
The child was shot in the back inside an apartment in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
More than three years into the consent decree, the city continually fails to make key reforms. The federal monitor’s most recent report found that CPD has fully complied with less than 5% of the decree’s requirements.
White Sox recall infielder Romy Gonzalez from Charlotte