Report: 49ers “Shopping” LaMichael James


Can we get Chip Kelly on line 1.

The San Francisco 49ers have a logjam at the running back position, so your franchise can have a former second round pick if the price is right.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are “shopping” LaMichael James.  The reserve running back just 39 regular season carries since being drafted in 2012. He returned 23 punts and 12 kickoffs for the Niners last season.  James simply doesn’t fit the mode of the 49ers power running game.

James reportedly has “made it clear” he wants more work at running back; and that’s just not going to happen. Barrows also suggests James could conceivably be used in a package if the Niners were to move up in the draft.

The 49ers have James, Kendall Hunter, Jewel Hampton and Marcus Lattimore behind starting tailback Frank Gore.