After the saga of Brandon Jacobs last season, the San Francisco 49ers appear to have another running back unhappy with playing time. Unfortunately, he’s also venting about it on Twitter.
Second-year back LaMichael James deleted his tweet on Monday referencing his frustration with lack of playing time, but thanks to CSN Bay Area, we have a snapshot of it:
James has been nothing but “insurance” thus far this season. He was inactive for the 49ers’ first three games, and appeared briefly in last Thursday’s game against the Rams, where he carried the ball three times for zero positive yardage.
Last year, James saw playing time late after backup running back Kendall Hunter went down with a season-ennding injury. James recorded 125 yards rushing in four games, and also appeared in the postseason, where he scored a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.
But clearly frustrated with the team this season, James is following in Jacobs’ footsteps.
Last season, Jacobs also went to Twitter and Instagram to voice his displeasure, claiming that he was “rotting away” on the 49ers and this was “by far the worst year” he ever had. Jacobs was eventually suspended by the 49ers and released at the end of the year.