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LaMichael James has averaged 10.3 yards on 20 punt returns with 12 fair catches over seven weeks on the job. (USATSI)
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The 49ers held a tryout for a punter on Friday.
No, the 49ers are not dissatisfied with Andy Lee, a three-time Pro Bowl performer who is having another strong season and ranks among the NFL leaders in gross and net punting average.
The 49ers auditioned former LSU punter Brad Wing, a league source said, for the benefit of punt returner LaMichael James.
Wing is a left-footed punter. The 49ers wanted James to prepare to face Arizona's left-footed punter Dave Zastudil by catching punts off the foot of a lefty before Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Zastudil, a 12-year NFL veteran, is having a strong season with a 45.6-yard average, including a net average of 40.3.
James has handled the 49ers' punt-return chores for the past seven weeks since replacing Kyle Williams. James has averaged 10.3 yards on 20 punt returns with 12 fair catches.