Golden Nuggets: Bring on LaMichael James, A.J. Jenkins

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday, December 8, 2012 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

I honestly did expect to see rookie running back LaMichael James by this point in the season. It's much easier for running backs to make the jump from college to the NFL, and I felt he did things differently enough to warrant some playing time. Kendall Hunter going down with an injury does suck, but if it opens the door for James, then that's a definite silver lining.

Given how 49ers rookies have been playing in recent seasons, I fully admit that I'm probably too excited about James and his potential. A.J. Jenkins might get some playing time on Sunday as well, with Mario Manningham still injured. I don't really know what my expectations are for him, but there's few things as exciting for me in the NFL than seeing top rookies get their first playing time.

49ers notes: Manningham doubtful; Jenkins waiting in the wings (Barrows)

49ers now forced to count on Ted Ginn (BA Sports Guy)

Tattoos but a fraction of Colin Kaepernick's story (USA Today)

49ers Host Fan Appreciation Day (49ers)

49ers Vs. Dolphins: Five keys to victory (Gin)

Colin Kaepernick's tattoos debate is much ado about nothing (Mercury News)

Aldon Smith competes with Von Miller; you compete for free Amici's pizza (BA Sports Guy)

49ers offensive coordinator declines to explain why he called for ill-fated option play (Inman)

Aldon Smith could try to exploit Maimi rookie (Branch)

Manningham Doubtful; Jenkins Ready (49ers)

Tavares Gooden Stirs Teams Play (49ers)

49ers Defense Dialed in for Dolphins (49ers)

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