San Francisco 49ers
Position
RB
 
Jersey
23
Name  LaMichael James
Born  10/22/1989
Height  5-9
Weight  195
College  Oregon
9/2/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: San Francisco RB/KR LaMichael James (elbow) was back at practice last Friday well ahead of schedule.
Insight: The 49ers will use Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde with James as the change-of-pace back. Running back used to be the deepest part of the 49ers roster, but with injuries to Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore and James its a bit thin back there at the moment.
 
7/27/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: San Francisco RB/KR LaMichael James will miss at least a month with a dislocated left elbow, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Earlier this spring, it looked as if the 49ers would enter training camp with major depth at running back, but Kendall Hunter tore his ACL on Friday, Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) still is unable to practice and James will miss the entire preseason. The team plans to reduce Frank Gore's workload and rookie Carlos Hyde is now in position to see most of the work as a backup.
 
11/8/2013 12:39:00 PM
Description: San Francisco 49ers backup running back LaMichael James will replace Kyle Williams in punt and kickoff returns in Week 10.
Insight: The team is trying to get James more touches and with little room to run behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter this is the only option available. He's still not likely to produce enough yardage to be fantasy worthy.
 
8/30/2013 1:31:00 PM
Description: San Francisco 49ers backup running back LaMichael James suffered a sprained MCL, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Insight: Kendall Hunter is Frank Gore's backup, but LaMichael James has the speed to be a change-of-pace back. He'll likely miss a game or two.
 
1/23/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: San Francisco 49ers backup running back LaMichael James was in on just 10-of-55 offensive plays against Atlanta.
Insight: Despite the small amount of playing time, James rushed for 34 yards and a score on five carries. The Baltimore run defense gave up about the same amount of yards as the Falcons' defense during the regular season, so James could see a similar workload in the Super Bowl.