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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
2Tim Tebow
3Seth Lobato
4Christian Ponder
5Bryan Bennett
6Jerry Lovelocke
7Chandler Harnish
8Chase Rettig
9Cody Fajardo
10R.J. Archer
11Bryn Renner
12Shane Carden
13Jake Heaps
14Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2LaMichael James
3Trent Richardson
4Isaiah Pead
5Zurlon Tipton
6Alonzo Harris
7Josh Harris
8Storm Johnson
9Antone Smith
10Daniel Thomas
11Jeremy Stewart
12Michael Dyer
13Jerome Smith
14Kenneth Harper
15Jawon Chisholm
16Keshawn Hill
17Lache Seastrunk
18LaVance Taylor
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Brad Smelley
6J.C. Copeland
7Emil Igwenagu
8Zach Boren
9Jordan Campbell
10Kiero Small
11John Conner
WR11Jacoby Ford
2Preston Parker
3Kris Durham
4Josh Morgan
5T.J. Graham
6Seantavius Jones
7Miles Austin
8Vincent Brown
9Carlton Mitchell
10Armon Binns
11Reggie Dunn
12Ricky Collins
13Zach D'Orazio
14Kenzel Doe
15Tevin Reese
16Solomon Patton
17Damian Williams
18Aldrick Robinson
19Lance Lewis
20Josh Stewart
21L'Damian Washington
22Travis Labhart
23Donatella Luckett
24Josh Harper
25Marquez Clark
26David Porter
27DaVaris Daniels
28Tyler McDonald
29Ezell Ruffin
WR21Marcus Thigpen
2Ace Sanders
3Riley Cooper
4Denarius Moore
5Joe Morgan
6Ryan Broyles
7Jacoby Jones
8Rico Richardson
9Emory Blake
10A.J. Jenkins
11Mike Brown
12Saalim Hakim
13Onterio McCalebb
14Tandon Doss
15Austin Pettis
16Devon Wylie
17Jimmie Hunt
18Devante Davis
19Milton Williams III
20Daniel Rodriguez
21James Butler
22Phil Bates
23Ryan Lankford
24Ryan Whalen
25Michael Preston
26Clyde Gates
27Tom Nelson
28Trindon Holliday
29Demetrius Wilson
30Josh Reese
31Trevor Harman
32Juron Criner
33Paul Browning
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Dante Rosario
2Matthew Mulligan
3Mickey Shuler
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Richard Gordon
7Chase Dixon
8Jimmay Mundine
9Steve Maneri
10D.J. Williams
11David Paulson
12Gerell Robinson
13Brandon Barden
14Jake Murphy
15Ryan Taylor
16Brett Brackett
17Michael Egnew
18Dan Light
LT1Will Beatty
2Jason Fox
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Todd Herremans
2Jahri Evans
3Geoff Schwartz
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Carey Spear
4Michael Palardy
5Billy Cundiff
6Andrew Furney
7Mike Meyer
8Justin Manton
9Patrick Murray