LaMichael James | RB
Posted: 9/30/2014 7:32pm et
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: James, who was released by the 49ers following Week 1, joins a suddenly crowded Miami backfield -- particularly with Knowshon Moreno due back soon -- and his primary (and possibly only) role might be returning kicks.
Posted: 9/19/2014 9:35am et
The Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) and it is believed that he has some interest in the team. James is expected to take the weekend to consider his options.
Huddle Up: With Knowshon Moreno out and Lamar Miller slightly nicked as well the Dolphins have a need for running backs. Moreno's timetable appears to be shorter than initially feared, which might induce James to look elsewhere for a new gig.
Posted: 8/14/2014 9:23am et
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) went through a full practice Wednesday, Aug. 13, for the first time since he dislocated his left elbow July 27. He was wearing a non-contact jersey.
Huddle Up: Sounds like James might be back in the mix sooner than anticipated, though at best he'll be a return man and change-of-pace back while Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde handle the bulk of the workload.
Posted: 7/30/2014 5:10pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) will wear a brace on his dislocated elbow and should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: While Frank Gore owners would prefer to see their man keep hogging the majority of the work, the Niners certainly can use James' versatility and skills after No. 2 RB Kendall Hunter (knee) was lost for the season just last week.
Posted: 7/27/2014 11:33pm et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (dislocated elbow) likely will miss the entire preseason but should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: In the meantime, newcomers Carlos Hyde and/or Marcus Lattimore will have more of an opportunity to establish themselves in the Niners' RB rotation and that very likely could keep James' contributions to a minimum after getting only 44 total offensive touches in his first 2 seasons.
Posted: 7/27/2014 8:43pm et
Updating an earlier report, San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James suffered a dislocated elbow in practice Sunday, July 27 and was carted off the field.
Huddle Up: Just when it appeared James was in line for more work following the ACL tear suffered by fellow RB Kendall Hunter last week, the injury bug strikes again in the Niners' backfield. Unlike Hunter, though, James should be able to return to the field, but for now, it means more reps for second-round pick Carlos Hyde behind starter Frank Gore.
Posted: 7/21/2014 1:53am et
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.
Huddle Up: Two years ago at this time, the second-round pick was a hot fantasy commodity, but he's produced only 44 offensive touches -- and no TDs -- in 2 seasons, and the Niners have tried, unsuccessfully, to trade him this offseason.
Posted: 4/20/2014 4:36pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs could consider pursuing San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James if he could become a slot receiver. The team likely would not have interest in James if he can only be a running back since they have RBs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis on the roster.
Huddle Up: Could James be the heir apparent to Dexter McCluster, who had his moments but certainly didn't set the fantasy world on fire by any means?
Posted: 4/17/2014 3:25pm et
According to a league source, the San Francisco 49ers have been shopping RB LaMichael James. He finds himself behind RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and perhaps Marcus Lattimore on the depth chart at running back this season.
Huddle Up: James, a 2nd-round pick in 2012, has certainly had a hard time finding his niche with the Niners, totalling only 44 touches (39 rushes, 5 receptions) over his first 2 seasons. A change of scenery definitely appears to be in the best interests for both parties.
Posted: 2/10/2014 1:45pm et
The San Francisco 49ers may be willing to trade RB LaMichael James this offseason if they able to have another plan for their return game. James could be on the trade block because of the other running backs the team on their roster.
Huddle Up: Even with Frank Gore approaching the end of his career the Niners are still stocked at running back. James' primary value has been as a return man; if the team is confident they can address that need via free agency or the draft--or with someone on their current roster--James becomes an expendable piece.