The Facts: Five months after a promising rookie season ended with a broken left ankle, James said he's pleased with his recovery and is running and cutting. "The healing process is going well," James said. "I've got a good opportunity to do what I need to do to get back in the swing of things and get acclimated with everything."
Diehards Line: Asked if he has been cleared to participate in the first minicamp (April 22-24), James said the team is still "taking everything day by day." His focus is on getting back to full strength and full speed. ... James played in eight games and rushed for 256 yards until he fractured that ankle after three games as a starter. So what about James' role going forward with Doug Martin returning from an injured shoulder? Look for the team to continue using the two men in tandem with at least one local observer predicting a 70-30 split favoring Martin.