LaMichael James RB SF 13 Days

James worked out with the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

The Dolphins are a little light at running back right now with Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out for 4-8 weeks and Lamar Miller (ankle) day to day. James left without a contract however but could be an option later on this season.

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James cleared waivers Tuesday and is free to sign with any organization, CSN Bay Area reports.

James' request for another chance elsewhere has come to fruition, but it remains to be seen which running-back needy team will take a chance on the 24-year-old. In two-plus seasons with the 49ers, he racked up 41 carries for 184 yards (4.5 YPC) and five catches (on eight targets) for 45 yards across 15 outings.

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The 49ers have released James, sfgate.com reports.

The 2012 second-rounder was decidedly behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde in the 49ers' RB pecking order, with the move paving the way for him to catch on elsewhere. The report suggests that James is a candidate to be claimed by another team looking to bolster its backfield and given the right situation, James could emerge as an in-season pickup candidate in deeper formats.

LaMichael James RB SF 1 Month

James had nine yards on seven carries and seven yards on one reception in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Working as the No. 3 running back, James was far less impressive than top backup Carlos Hyde. Though he doesn't figure to get more than one or two offensive touches in Week 1, James would likely handle most of the third-down work if Frank Gore were to suffer an injury.

LaMichael James RB SF 1 Month

James (elbow) practiced Wednesday without a non-contact jersey for the first time since injuring his elbow this offseason, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

James' status for Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers is still in question, but the original timetable of a month recovery seems to be spot on. It looks like he will be ready by the time the regular season starts, where he will serve as a backup running back and a kick return specialist.

LaMichael James RB SF 2 Months

James (elbow) returned to practice Wednesday, wearing a non-contact uniform and an elbow brace, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

James didn't participate fully, spending most of his time at practice returning kicks. Even with the non-contact uniform and elbow brace, it was surprising to see him back so quickly given his estimated month timetable for recovery. Despite his return to practice, there is almost no chance that we see him on the field for Sunday's preseason game against the Broncos.

LaMichael James RB SF 2 Months

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said RB LaMichael James (elbow) is expected to be ready Week 1.

James is expected to miss a month after dislocating his elbow for the third time in his career. With Kendall Hunter also on the shelf, rookie Carlos Hyde has stepped in as the No. 2 back in San Francisco. James will serve as a return man and change of pace option when healthy.

LaMichael James RB SF 2 Months

LaMichael James has now sustained three elbow dislocations in his career.

James suffered one in high school, one at Oregon in 2011 and then one on Sunday at 49ers camp. It's something to file away along with a 4-6 week timetable. If James can get healthy in time for Week 1, he'll be a return man and third tailback behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde.

LaMichael James RB SF 2 Months

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James is expected to miss at least a month with a dislocated left elbow.

The once-deep 49ers will probably have to sign a running back after losing James for all of camp and Kendall Hunter to an ACL tear. Jewel Hampton now looks like a decent bet to make the 53 behind Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde. When healthy, James will return as San Francisco's primary kickoff and punt returner, and No. 3 tailback. Marcus Lattimore (hamstring, knee) still can't practice.

LaMichael James RB SF 2 Months

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James was carted off the field during Sunday's practice with an apparent left arm injury.

The injury appeared to be James' wrist or arm, and the extent is unknown. It's another running back blow after San Francisco lost Kendall Hunter to a torn ACL. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, and Jewel Hampton are the Niners' only healthy backs. Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) remains on the active/PUP list.