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There has been talk that the San Francisco 49ers are shopping LaMichael James . James was an explosive runner in college at the University of Oregon under head coach Chip Kelly .
Prior to the 2014 NFL Draft , the San Francisco 49ers boasted one of the most talented backfields in the NFL , but it was one that had its fair share of question marks.
1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.
The team's young stable of reserve backs has never been more impressive, and yet the most complete player among them has flown decidedly under the radar.
San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis jubilates with San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman after St. Louis Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens was sacked in the fourth quarter in a game at Candlestick Park Sunday December 1, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.
Here is a look at the 49ers roster, position-by-position, heading into training camp, with all players set to report Wednesday and the first full practice scheduled for Thursday : Kaepernick must take charge like never before in only his second camp as the starter.
The No. 1 mission of this 49ers training camp: Boosting the Colin Kaepernick-led passing attack.
Since running back Frank Gore was drafted out of the University of Miami in 2005, the San Fransisco 49ers ' offense has revolved almost entirely around him.
They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of the franchise.
The San Francisco 49ers had their rookies, quarterbacks, and injured veterans report to training camp last Wednesday and Friday, but things were relatively quiet over the weekend.
The San Francisco 49ers have largely a veteran roster with few openings. However, with the influx of new talent acquired from the draft, via fee agency and trades, there will be fierce competition for the few open jobs on the roster.
"They have better uniforms, newer cleats. They have twice as many kids on their team.
Jim Harbaugh's full 49ers squad hits the field in Santa Clara to start training camp Thursday, which is Day 1 of another planned gallop into the playoffs.
The 26-year-old Byham spent the past two seasons with Tampa Bay after his first two seasons with San Francisco.
Second-year tight end Vance McDonald is in an intriguing position with the San Francisco 49ers headed into training camp this season.
Football Outsiders put together a look at potential risers and fallers around the NFL.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:33 am
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