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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:39:53 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), RBs Mike James (shoulder), Charles Sims (ankle), CB Danny Gorrer (undisclosed), DE Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed) and DE William Gholston (shoulder) are inactive Saturday, Aug. 23.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:51:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (shoulder) is unlikely to play in the team's next preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 23, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:48:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee (ankle), DE William Gholston (shoulder), CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle), RB Mike James (shoulder) and SS Major Wright (back) left the team's preseason game with injuries Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey and RB Mike James are likely to compete for the back up running back job behind Doug Martin. RB Jeff Demps may also be in the mix as a situational player.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:07:58 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Eric Page, WR Solomon Patton, RB Jeff Demps and RB Mike James all saw kick return work in practice Monday, Aug. 11.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:36:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James is working with the second-team offense Saturday, July 26.
Fantasy Tip: It's still early, and Bobby Rainey could still figure into the mix at the No. 2 RB. Whichever player wins that role will likely have RB4 or RB5 value.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:15:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Bobby Rainey, Mike James, Charles Sims and Jeff Demps will be vying for carries behind RB Doug Martin in training camp. Martin is the team's starting running back, but the team wants to use a rotation in the backfield.
Fantasy Tip: Martin clearly is the starter and should be drafted as an RB1. However, they'll look to spell him when they can. Stay tuned for who stands out as his primary backup during training camp and the preseason.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:22:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is the most likely among the backups to have a weekly role behind starter Doug Martin, in the opinion of Scott Smith, because of Sims' ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Martin will probably cede a few carries and third-down work to Sims.
Fantasy Tip: Mike James and Bobby Rainey profile more closely to handcuff status because of the underrated power in their games. One of them may be a cut candidate. Sims is a decent late-rounds PPR gamble but is unlikely to be considered top dog if Martin were to struggle or suffer an injury. As for Martin's fantasy value, he should still get the lion's share on his way to low-end RB1 numbers; he has plenty of rebound potential.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:44:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) said he is happy with the progress he has made in his recovery from an ankle injury and that he has been able to run and cut. James would not say if he will participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:52:24 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) is set to have surgery on his shoulder Friday, Nov. 15. RB Mike James (ankle), who is also out for the season, underwent surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, after fracturing his ankle in Week 10. Head coach Greg Schiano is expecting both players to be healed in time for next year.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:20:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Michael Hill off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad. RB Mike James (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:35:09 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said RB Mike James (ankle) will miss the rest of the year with a broken left ankle.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a huge surprised after it was announced last night that he had fractured his ankle. Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey will combine to split the backfield duties. Both are worth a waiver wire claim as RB depth for your roster.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:24:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) had X-rays which revealed a fractured ankle, according to a source. He is out indefinitely.
Fantasy Tip: With James out of action, Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey saw the bulk of the carries. Rainey actually looked pretty good late in the game, scoring his first touchdown of the season. He might be the best bet for carries going forward.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:20:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have ruled RB Mike James (ankle) out for the remainder of the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter, and was carted off to the locked room.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:52:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) suffered what the team is calling an ankle injury in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins, and listing him as questionable to return.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:50:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (ankle) left the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter due to an apparent left ankle injury. He was carted off to the locker room.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (undisclosed) was injured in the first quarter of the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He suffered an undisclosed injury, but was writhing around on his back and was apparently in a great deal of pain.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:33:58 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the recent success of RB Mike James has no bearing on the decision whether RB Doug Martin (shoulder) plays again this year. Martin has been inactive since Oct. 20 and will need surgery on his left shoulder at some point in the offseason. James ran for 158 yards in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks and is averaging 4.6 yards on 55 carries.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:29:13 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James rushed 28 times for 158 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: This is the second straight week a rusher has torched the Seattle defense. James has little in the form of competition in Tampa and is a good RB3 right now.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:15:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Tip: It does not appear like Martin will play this week. Mike James likely will continue to start and should be seen as a flex option for fantasy owners.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:07:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James will start at running back Week 8 in place of RB Doug Martin (shoulder).
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:27:18 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic that they'll have RB Doug Martin (shoulder) back at some point this season since they play one game in the next 18 days after their Week 8 contest Thursday, Oct. 24. Martin will strengthen his shoulder and wear a harness over the next 18 days, and the target date for his return is Nov. 11. If he experiences a setback, he'll be shut down for the season.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Martin owners. Continue to keep him stashed on your roster. In the meantime, if you haven't already, Mike James is the waiver wire addition if you need another body at the RB spot. He'll receive the majority of work in Martin's absence.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:19:52 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, and is ruled out for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: It's positive for Martin's owners that he's not ruled out for the year, but it'll likely be some time before he's able to return to action. Mike James will start against the Carolina Panthers and should get the majority of touches with Martin sidelined. Consider James an RB2 or flex.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:35:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was solid in filling in for injured RB Doug Martin (shoulder) in the team's Week 7 game. James carried the ball 14 times for 45 yards. "You hate to see anyone go down, but it felt good to get out there and help,'' said James, who had only three carries for 12 yards going into Sunday's matchup. "From the first time I played football, I always wanted to run with a lean."
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:05:08 -0700
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (shoulder) is likely to miss several weeks with what is initially being deemed a serious shoulder injury.
Fantasy Tip: There are reports that Martin may have a torn labrum, so this could be something more serious than just a few weeks - it could be season-ending. Mike James should be picked up in all formats, but temper your expectations. Martin wasn't playing particularly well in the dismal offense. James shouldn't be viewed as more than a RB3 or flex player.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:40:32 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (eye) and FB Erik Lorig (calf) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:57:17 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James (eye) and FB Erik Lorig (calf) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:44:58 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Mike James (eye) and Erik Lorig (calf) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:24:40 -0700
The battle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup running back position behind RB Doug Martin is close between RBs Brian Leonard, Mike James and Peyton Hillis. If the Buccaneers chose to only keep three running backs, Hillis could be the odd man out, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:29:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis hasn't looked good in the last two years and isn't a lock for the roster. RB Brian Leonard had a good showing in the first preseason game, and the team likes RB Mike James as an all-around runner.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:09:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee, and it is considered a minor injury.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Hillis, as he continues to battle with Mike James and Brian Leonard to back up Doug Martin, that it does not appear he will miss much time.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:22:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James is running with the second-team offense Wednesday, July 31, and RB Peyton Hillis is running with the third team.
Sun, 26 May 2013 09:41:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James is expected to have the edge over RBs Brian Leonard and Michael Smith for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.
Mon, 13 May 2013 13:31:35 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed fifth-round draft choice DE Steven Means and sixth-round draft choice RB Mike James to four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 03 May 2013 07:20:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James could have the inside track as the team's backup running back behind RB Doug Martin, according to general manager Mark Dominik.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:41:22 -0800
Arkansas RB Knile Davis posted a time of 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams had a time of 4.48 seconds, UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin posted 4.49 seconds, Louisiana State RB Michael Ford checked in at 4.50 seconds and Boise State RB DJ Harper and Oregon RB Kenjon Barner posted times of 4.52 seconds. Miami RB Mike James and North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard posted 4.53 seconds, while Texas A&M RB Christine Michael rounded out the Top 10 among running backs with a time of 4.54 seconds.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:45:02 -0800
Florida RB Mike Gillislee, Cincinnati RB George Winn and California RB C.J. Anderson checked in at 9-foot-11 in the broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Notre Dame RB Theo Riddick, Wisconsin RB Montee Ball, Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell, Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams and Texas Christian RB Matthew Tucker posted totals of 9-foot-10. Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson managed a total of 9-foot-9, Miami RB Mike James and UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin had totals of 9-foot-7 and Fresno State RB Robbie Rouse checked in with a total of 9-foot-6. Temple RB Montel Harris registered a 9-foot-5 mark, while Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham was at 9-foot-4, with Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison and Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor rounding out the group at 9-foot-2.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:19:42 -0800
University of Miami RB Mike James had 28 reps of 225 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 24. Texas A&M RB Christine Michael and Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy followed with 27 reps. Louisiana State RB Michael Ford checked in with 25 reps, while Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell had 24 reps. Boise State RB DJ Harper had 23 reps, while Cincinnati RB George Winn had 22 reps. Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead and Florida State RB Chris Thompson checked in with 21 reps, while Stony Brook RB Miguel Maysonet, Oregon RB Kenjon Barner and Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison posted 20 reps apiece.