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Morning Tailgate: LaMichael James in the Mix

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Jim Harbaugh is going to use the bye week to get LaMichael James "in the mix" for the 49ers offense.

The bye week comes at a perfect time for the San Francisco 49ers.

After a 6-2 start to open the 2013 campaign, Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff will use the bye week to evaluate the current state of the football operation. Harbaugh will also look to find more ways to feature underutilized players.

Enter LaMichael James.

The second-year running back has been active twice in 2013 and it’s not sitting well with Harbaugh.

“Get LaMichael in the mix,” the 49ers coach said on Tuesday. “I want to get that going. He’s just too good of a football player to not be playing.”

James has averaged 4.6 yards per carry in two seasons (34 carries for 156 rushing yards). James has yet to score a regular season touchdown. It's worth noting because the 49ers lead the NFL with 15 rushing touchdowns.

More on James and the 49ers can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate, presented by State Farm.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle
examined Harbaugh’s comments on James.

Steve Corkran of the San Jose Mercury News detailed the team’s non-activity at the trade deadline.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com looked at possible changes to the 49ers roster with late-season additions.

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com shared where the 49ers rank in current power rankings

49ers.com broke the news of Tank Carradine being activated to the 53-man roster.

Andrew Pentis of 49ers.com recapped Week 8 action in the NFC West.



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