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Deji Karim | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 209
College: Southern Illinois
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Colts signed RB Deji Karim and waived RB Davin Meggett.
Karim will probably just be a practice body for the rest of camp. He spent time with the Texans last year before breaking his collarbone in December. Aug 17 - 1:31 PM

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Texans placed RB Deji Karim on injured reserve with a broken collarbone, ending his season.

Karim broke his collarbone Sunday against the Broncos. The Texans will trot out Jonathan Grimes as the starter at running back in the Week 17 finale against the Titans. Ray Graham has been signed to handle backup duties.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Texans RB Deji Karim suffered a broken collarbone in Houston's Week 16 loss to the Broncos, and is done for the season.

Karim suffered the injury after filling in for an injured Dennis Johnson (hip). It leaves Jonathan Grimes as the Texans' Week 17 starter. A 2010 sixth-round pick, Karim heads into the offseason with just 110 career carries for 341 yards (3.1 YPC). He'll be far from a guarantee to crack someone's 53-man roster next summer.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Deji Karim rushed eight times for 30 yards and lost one yard on his lone reception in Houston's Week 16 loss to the Broncos.

Dennis Johnson got the start, but Karim was the primary back throughout the second half. Karim has been in the NFL since 2010 and done very little to suggest he's worth a big-league roster spot. Look for a Johnson-Karim committee backfield when Houston takes on Tennessee in the regular season finale.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:44:00 PM

The Texans will turn to Deji Karim as their No. 3 back in the absence of Arian Foster (back, hamstring).

Ben Tate will be the starter, and rookie Dennis Johnson will be the change-of-pace back. Karim is worth owning only in 16- to 20-team leagues in "hopes" of an extended Foster absence and another injury in Houston's backfield.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Texans re-signed RB Deji Karim.

Karim, 27 next month, spent the summer with the Texans and rushed for 75 yards on 15 preseason carries. Houston is on its bye week and is dealing with injuries to Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (broken ribs). The Texans are expected to add at least one more running back, in addition to Karim.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:39:00 AM

Texans waived RB Deji Karim.

Despite rushing for 75 yards on 15 preseason carries and having 26 games of regular-season experience, Karim loses out to UDFA Cierre Wood. Wood becomes a name for deep Dynasty leaguers to stash away as Ben Tate is entering a contract year and Arian Foster has a ton of tread on his tires.
Source: CSN Houston
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:07:00 AM

The Texans' official website says it "looks like" Deji Karim is in the lead for No. 3 running back duties.

Karim, entering his fourth season, is competing with undrafted rookies Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson, and Ray Graham for the role, and he's rushed for 92 yards on 15 carries through two preseason games. Karim will be the second back in the game behind Ben Tate in Sunday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Saints. Karim also has special teams experience.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak said RB Deji Karim will get an extended look in Saturday's preseason game.

Karim is in the mix with Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham for the No. 3 running back job. "I'll just say that (No.) 39 is really practicing well," said Kubiak. Karim has always looked good getting off the bus, but he was out of the league last year after averaging a pitiful 2.06 YPC for the Jags in 2011.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Texans agreed to terms with RB Deji Karim, formerly of the Colts.

The signing comes after Karim participated in Houston's rookie camp on a tryout basis. Karim wasn't tendered a contract by the Colts after failing to notch a carry last season. The former Jaguar has managed only 290 yards on 98 career totes (3.0 YPC). He's a mere insurance policy for the Texans' well-stocked backfield.
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Free agent RB Deji Karim is participating in Texans rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Karim wasn't tendered an offer as a restricted free agent by the Colts. He has an uphill battle to claim a roster spot in Houston, as he's competing with top undrafted rookie running backs Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson, George Winn, and Ray Graham. Karim has averaged 3.0 YPC on 98 career totes.
Sat, May 11, 2013 01:24:00 PM

The Colts declined to tender RB/KR Deji Karim, making him an unrestricted free agent.

26-year-old Karim has a career per-carry average of 3.0 with 17 receptions across 26 games. Needless to say, he won't experience much of a market.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Colts re-signed RBs Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore.

It's not a good sign for the Week 15 availability of Delone Carter, sidelined by ankle injury. With Donald Brown going on injured reserve, Moore will likely back up starter Vick Ballard while Karim fills the emergency back role.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Colts claimed RB Deji Karim off waivers from the Jaguars.

The Eagles also put in a claim on Karim. The 180th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Karim runs well in a straight line but showed poor instincts in Jacksonville and lacks tackle-breaking ability. The 25-year-old currently holds a career yards-per-carry average of 2.96.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Jaguars waived RB Deji Karim, LB JoJo Dickson, LB Jammie Kirlew, K Sam Swank, CB Trumaine McBride, and LB Stephen Franklin.

Karim boasts impressive measurables, but he fell out of favor down the stretch last season after averaging just 2.1 yards on 63 carries as Maurice Jones-Drew's backup. He could draw interest as a kickoff-return candidate.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 11:34:00 AM

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