Another day, another injured tailback in San Francisco.
James, who has appeared in only 14 regular-season games in two NFL seasons, has a chance to show that he can contribute to the base offense following the season-ending ACL injury suffered on Friday by Kendall Hunter. While the specific nature and severity of the injury isn’t known, guys usually don’t get carted off with arm/wrist injuries.
Before practice, coach Jim Harbaugh said that the team has “complete and total confidence” in James, who along with Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde will be counted on to make an impact, especially with Hunter done for the year.
In two seasons, James has only 39 regular-season rushing attempts for 184 yards. He has caught five passes for 45 yards. His primary contributions have come as a kickoff and punt returner, with 49 total returns in two season.