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LaMichael James | Running Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 200
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (61) / SF
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The Cowboys will work out free agent RB LaMichael James during the bye week.
The Dolphins waived him after he fumbled in the season opener. If James signs, he'll mostly be used on special teams. Wed, Oct 14, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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Dolphins waived RB LaMichael James.

James got in a fight with No. 1 receiver Jarvis Landry last week, and fumbled a kickoff in Sunday's win. It would be unusual for a fringe player to survive such twin calamities. Jonas Gray will now slide in behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. TE Jake Stoneburner has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 01:05:00 PM

The Miami Herald believes LaMichael James is "challenging" Damien Williams for No. 2 duties behind Lamar Miller.

Per reporter Barry Jackson, James has "been productive in the first week of camp," both as a runner and receiver. Coach Joe Philbin praised Williams on Thursday, but also had good words for James for the second time in three days. Williams is by no means an impassable hurdle for James. Rookie Jay Ajayi doesn't appear to be in the mix for No. 2 duties.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin likes LaMichael James' "aggressiveness" in pass protection.

Philbin's comments come the same day Dolphins exec Mike Tannenbaum criticized fifth-rounder Jay Ajayi's early pass pro in camp. The Miami Herald has called Ajayi a "bit of a disappointment so far." Continued struggles from Ajayi would enhance James' odds of cracking the 53-man roster.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Dolphins re-signed RB LaMichael James to a one-year contract.

James appeared in two games with Miami last year after getting cut by the 49ers. With Daniel Thomas not expected to be re-signed, James will compete for a roster spot behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. 25-year-old James is a candidate for Miami's kick return job.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 05:12:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 01:03:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 05:47:00 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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:58:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 02:27:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:31:00 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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:41:00 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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:16:00 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.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:15:00 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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 07:43:00 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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 07:14:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5Johnny Manziel
6Tim Tebow
7Christian Ponder
8Brad Sorensen
9Seth Lobato
10Jerry Lovelocke
11Pat Devlin
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14B.J. Daniels
15R.J. Archer
16Chase Rettig
17Chandler Harnish
18Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Jeremy Stewart
15Michael Dyer
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Joe Don Duncan
5Derrick Coleman
6Henry Hynoski
7Brad Smelley
8Trey Millard
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Vincent Brown
6Dwayne Bowe
7Preston Parker
8Kris Durham
9Seantavius Jones
10Jacoby Ford
11Tyler Davis
12Josh Morgan
13Tevin Reese
14LaRon Byrd
15Robert Herron
16Solomon Patton
17Damian Williams
18Ricky Collins
19Zach D'Orazio
20Kenzel Doe
21Carlton Mitchell
22Reggie Dunn
23Freddie Martino
24Armon Binns
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27Josh Harper
28Marquez Clark
29Travis Labhart
30Donatella Luckett
31Lance Lewis
32Josh Stewart
33Donte Foster
34L'Damian Washington
35David Porter
36DaVaris Daniels
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Marcus Thigpen
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Joe Morgan
7Austin Pettis
8Ryan Broyles
9Jacoby Jones
10Onterio McCalebb
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Jimmie Hunt
17Devon Wylie
18Devante Davis
19Ryan Lankford
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Phil Bates
23Michael Preston
24Milton Williams III
25Marcus Harris
26Ryan Whalen
27Clyde Gates
28Tom Nelson
29Christion Jones
30Saalim Hakim
31Juron Criner
32Andre Davis
33Demetrius Wilson
34Josh Reese
35Trevor Harman
36Paul Browning
37Trindon Holliday
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Chase Dixon
10Nick Kasa
11D.J. Williams
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Steve Maneri
15Jimmay Mundine
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Gerell Robinson
19Brandon Barden
20Jake Murphy
21Ryan Taylor
22Brett Brackett
23Michael Egnew
24Dan Light
LT1Pierce Burton
2Micah Hatchie
3Tyson Chandler
4Jason Fox
5Will Beatty
6Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Matt Slauson
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Khaled Holmes
3Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Ronald Patrick
7Adam Replogle
RT1Nate Chandler
2Kelvin Palmer
K1Justin Manton
2Mike Meyer
3Carey Spear
4Billy Cundiff
5Connor Barth
6Brandon Bogotay
7Kyle Brindza
8Andrew Furney