Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by NCommand:
RB (4): Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Jewel Hampton and Anthony Dixon; LaMichael James & Marcus Lattimore (PUP) - Note: Jewel Hampton had another very good game yesterday despite playing behind a very poor OL. IMHO, he is a better runner than James at this point and if he goes to the PS again, I have a feeling he'll be snatched up quickly. Thanks to the MCL sprain to LMJ, he finally makes the 53. Patton/Hawkins can resume punt/kickoff returns.
What are you smoking? You dont PUP a player for an MCL sprain.
He's out 3-4 weeks. If he goes on the PUP he has to sit out 6 weeks.
And I think you're significantly overestimating the demand for Jewel Hampton. Almost every team has a similar back that produces at a decent clip in the preseason. Guys like him are a dime a dozen.
There were some questions entering the 2013 season as to where James would fit in the offense with Hunter healthy again. James' injury leaves Hunter as the clear No. 2 runner in terms of carries.
The 49ers have not provided details regarding James' injury.
The point is "we" don't know if its a partial tear which would take about 6-8 weeks to recover from and even if it does take the 4 weeks, why rush him? Put him on PUP, heal up properly (like we don't already possess one of the most cautious medical staffs there is anyhow) and come back week 7. In the interim, we have an open roster spot for someone to show case their skills or we can use Hampton in the interim to spell Gore. Either way, why rush a guy back when we aren't even sure how we'll use him now that Hunter is back? Williams, Hawkins, Hall, Cox, Patton, etc. will return kicks (and most likely, do much better than him anyhow).