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LaMichael James | Running Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Oregon
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Dolphins signed RB LaMichael James off their practice squad.
It's confirmation that the Dolphins are worried about Lamar Miller's shoulder. James, who was cut by the 49ers earlier this season, will slide in along with Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams if Miller can't go. As an undersized player that would only be part of a committee, he's not a strong add. Nov 10 - 1:03 PM

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Dolphins signed RB LaMichael James to the practice squad.

James offers depth as a change-of-pace option, but a promotion is unlikely to be in line any time soon with Knowshon Moreno (elbow) nearing a return.
Sep 30 - 5:47 PM

Free agent RB LaMichael James worked out for the Dolphins on Tuesday.

It's James' first-known workout since he was cut by the 49ers last week. The Dolphins are extremely thin at running back after losing Knowshon Moreno to an elbow injury in Week 2, resorting to re-signing Daniel Thomas on Monday.
Sep 16 - 5:58 PM

49ers waived RB LaMichael James.

James has long been trying to angle his way out of San Francisco, where he played two snaps in Week 1. He'll be subject to waivers, meaning all 31 other teams will have a chance to submit a claim. James brings a big NCAA name from Oregon, but has shown nothing more than scatback or package ability in the pros on limited opportunities. The fact that the 49ers were willing to simply dump him speaks volumes. James may get a look from RB-needy teams like the Cardinals or Ravens, but he's unlikely to find enough volume to be a fantasy contributor.
Sep 8 - 2:27 PM

49ers RB LaMichael James participated in Friday's practice without a brace on his dislocated elbow.

"I feel like I’m full-go," James said. "I don’t know if the doctors think that, yet. But I feel good." Originally expected to miss at least a month, James is back at practice less than three weeks after the injury. James hopes to play in the 49ers' final two preseason games, and should be ready to go Week 1.
Aug 16 - 1:31 PM

LaMichael James (elbow) returned to 49ers practice in a blue non-contact jersey Wednesday.

James is making a quick recovery from his third known elbow dislocation. He dislocated his left elbow in late July. James "caught a few passes and took handoffs in team drills" Wednesday. If Frank Gore went down -- at long last -- James might get some change-of-pace carries behind rookie Carlos Hyde.
Aug 13 - 8:41 PM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said RB LaMichael James (elbow) is expected to be ready Week 1.

James is expected to miss a month after dislocating his elbow for the third time in his career. With Kendall Hunter also on the shelf, rookie Carlos Hyde has stepped in as the No. 2 back in San Francisco. James will serve as a return man and change of pace option when healthy.
Jul 30 - 3:16 PM

LaMichael James has now sustained three elbow dislocations in his career.

James suffered one in high school, one at Oregon in 2011 and then one on Sunday at 49ers camp. It's something to file away along with a 4-6 week timetable. If James can get healthy in time for Week 1, he'll be a return man and third tailback behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde.
Jul 28 - 11:15 AM

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James is expected to miss at least a month with a dislocated left elbow.

The once-deep 49ers may have to sign a running back after losing James for all of camp and Kendall Hunter to an ACL tear. Jewel Hampton now looks like a decent bet to make the 53 behind Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde. When healthy, James will return as San Francisco's primary kickoff and punt returner, and No. 3 tailback. Marcus Lattimore (hamstring, knee) still can't practice.
Jul 27 - 7:43 PM

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James was carted off the field during Sunday's practice with an apparent left arm injury.

The injury appeared to be James' wrist or arm, and the extent is unknown. It's another running back blow after San Francisco lost Kendall Hunter to a torn ACL. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, and Jewel Hampton are the Niners' only healthy backs. Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) remains on the active/PUP list.
Jul 27 - 7:14 PM

LaMichael James' roster spot on the 49ers is now "virtually assured" following Kendall Hunter's ACL tear.

James is now the favorite for No. 3 running back duties behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde, and will be San Francisco's primary return man. James remains an unappealing re-draft fantasy asset, with little Dynasty league appeal, as well.
Jul 26 - 3:54 PM

CSN Bay Area believes 49ers RB/KR LaMichael James' roster spot is "looking good."

"James looked very steady fielding punts in the offseason, so his spot is looking much more secure than it appeared a month ago," writes Matt Maiocco. James didn't show up for voluntary workouts in an effort to get traded, but the team said all along it has no plans to deal him. James doesn't have a future as a running back in San Fran, but he's the frontrunner for return duties.
Jun 26 - 11:14 AM

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James reported to offseason workouts this week.

James had been skipping the voluntary sessions in what was believed to be an effort to force his way out of town. The 49ers failed to trade James on draft day and seem intent on keeping him around for at least the summer. James could be as low as fifth on the running back depth chart but remains in the mix for return duties. We'd expect him to be released at or near final cuts.
May 23 - 12:12 PM

49ers RB/KR LaMichael James remains absent from voluntary workouts.

The sides are mired in stalemate. Both want to move on, but the 49ers have been unable to find a trade partner. If a deal can't be worked out during this week's draft, James should ultimately earn his release.
May 5 - 4:23 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke told reporters Friday that the team is not trying to trade disgruntled RB/KR LaMichael James.

The alternative would've been for Baalke to indeed say he wants to trade James, which would've cost his team leverage. The 49ers are known to be shopping James, holding out hope they can recoup a sixth- or seventh-round selection for the 2012 second-rounder. If a trade happens, it'll likely go down on draft day.
Apr 25 - 3:07 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3Damien Williams
4LaMichael James
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
WR11Mike Wallace
2Brandon Gibson
3Matt Hazel
WR21Brian Hartline
2Jarvis Landry
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Jarvis Landry
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Gerell Robinson
K1Caleb Sturgis