The San Francisco 49ers may have gotten a big win against the New Orleans Saints in the Big Easy yesterday, but it came at a price. Wide receiver and kick returner Kyle Williams is out for the season with an ACL tear and Kendall Hunter could be out for a significant period with an ankle injury. That means A.J. Jenkins and LaMichael James could be seeing the field a lot more.
Neither has seen the field so far this season after being drafted by the 49ers before the season started. New starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a history, albeit a brief one, with both James and Jenkins. He worked frequently with both in the preseason, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jenkins and a 78-yard run off a read option with James.
Jenkins is the only one of the two to appear on an active roster this season, but that was back in week one.