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ESPN: Updates on Ducks' James and Thomas

If you cover Oregon, you are just a couple of steps -- and gross crime scenes -- short of being an CSI investigator.

Injured Ducks walk by after a closed practice, and reporters observe. Then they trade ripostes with coach Chip Kelly, looking for flickers of information. Great fun.

Obviously, the big question heading into the Ducks' visit to Colorado is the health of running back LaMichael James and quarterback Darron Thomas.

My purely speculative reading of the tea leaves, along with local beat writer reports and Kelly's quibbling during the coaches conference call over questions about backup quarterback Bryan ...

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