NFL Camp Roundup: Injuries piling up in 49ers backfield

NFL Camp Roundup: Injuries piling up in 49ers backfield
July 27, 2014, 10:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, CSNChicago.com will bring you daily "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.

NFC

  • Just one day after San Francisco 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter went down with a torn ACL, their backfield was dealt another blow on Sunday. LaMichael James was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. James was expected to compete with Carlos Hyde for the team's backup role behind Frank Gore.
  • Keeping up with the recent trend of training camp fights around the league the Philadelphia Eagles had a tussle of their own on Sunday. Running back LeSean McCoy and linebacker Trent Cole had to be separated by teammates. McCoy told the media that him and Cole will "talk it out." Meanwhile, Cole declined to comment on the situation. 
  • The Minnesota Vikings locked up a key member of their offense on Sunday evening. The Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph agreed to terms on a five-year, $36.5 million extension. Fox's Jay Glazer first reported the news of the extension. The 24-year-old Rudolph had 30 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season. 

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AFC

  • Despite an inconsistent rookie season, New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner thinks he's the best corner in the league. "The best corner in the league? Me," Milliner told the Daily News. The 2013 first-round pick of the Jets struggled early last season, but rebounded late in the year to win the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month award in December. Milliner had 56 tackles, three interceptions and 17 passes defended in 2013. 
  • Denver Broncos defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware was held out for part of Sunday's training camp practice with a lower leg injury. Ware played through a plethora of injuries during his time with the Dallas Cowboys, but head coach John Fox told the media that Ware's recent injury doesn't appear to be serious.
  • After a disastrous season in 2013 the Houston Texans finally moved on from quarterback Matt Schaub earlier this offseason. Schaub, who was acquired by the Oakland Raiders prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, appears to be the favorite to win the team's starting quarterback job. "Schaubby’s getting his mojo back,” defensive tackle Antonio Smith said, via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday.

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