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25 Mike James RB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers' Mike James: Contributes receiving TD in Saturday preseason victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James gained 17 yards on six carries and secured both of his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-21 preseason victory over the Jaguars.

The four-year pro is locked in a tight battle with both Peyton Barber and Storm Johnson for a backup running back job, and was able to find an end zone on a night when both of those players also made positive impressions. James secured a five-yard flip from Mike Glennon in the second quarter for a score, but found tough sledding on the ground for the second straight week. The former Hurricane has only 20 yards on 13 carries over the first pair of preseason contests, but has managed three receptions for 37 yards and Saturday's touchdown. The competition for a spot behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims figures to continue straight through the fourth and final preseason contest.

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Buccaneers' Mike James: Gets extra reps in Tuesday practice
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

James received extra reps in Tuesday's practice due to Charles Sims (ankle) sitting out the session, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The fourth-year back is once again trying to shore up a backup spot behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. James didn't exclusively soak up the extra reps that opened up with Sims' absence, as fellow veteran Storm Johnson and rookie Peyton Barber also got a crack at some fill-in work. The additional time on the field shined a larger-than-usual spotlight on the trio, giving head coach Dirk Koetter a rare extended look at some of his backfield reinforcements. "I've always liked Mike James," Koetter said. "Mike James is a solid player, but he's in a battle right now with Storm Johnson and Peyton Barber. Your 3-4-5-6 running backs will get some good looks in the preseason."

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Buccaneers' Mike James: Doesn't take a snap in 2015 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike James had two separate stints on the Bucs roster in 2015, but didn't take a snap from scrimmage.

The third-year pro made the final roster out of training camp, but was inactive for the season's first three contests before being released on Sept. 29. He was re-signed to the practice squad and subsequently promoted to the 53-man roster on Dec. 26, but nevertheless failed to get on the field over the final two games of the season. A sixth-round pick in the final draft of the Greg Schiano regime in 2013, James showed flashes as a rookie after an injury to Doug Martin provided him with some playing time, collecting 295 yards on 60 carries and notching 10 receptions for 43 yards over eight games. However, James played sparingly in 2014 behind Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey, and may find himself on the outside looking in once again heading into the 2016 offseason.

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Buccaneers' Mike James: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike James is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

James was added from the practice squad a day earlier. With all of Doug Martin, Charles Sims, and Bobby Rainey ahead of him on the depth chart, James will likely need one of those players to suffer an injury before he has a chance at being active for a game.

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Mike James: Added to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike James was added to the Buccaneers' active roster Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Buccaneers placed defensive tackle Akeem Spence (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday, leaving an open spot on the active roster for James. However, James may have a hard time getting on the field when the Bucs have the ball given that he'll be behind workhorse Doug Martin and the versatile Charles Sims. James will likely add some depth on special teams.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P49/1/16WAS7:30 pm
19/11/16@ ATL1:00 pm
29/18/16@ ARI4:05 pm
39/25/16LAR4:05 pm
410/2/16DEN4:05 pm
510/10/16@ CAR8:30 pm
Bye: Week 6
710/23/16@ SF4:05 pm
810/30/16OAK1:00 pm
911/3/16ATL8:25 pm
1011/13/16CHI1:00 pm
1111/20/16@ KC1:00 pm
1211/27/16SEA4:05 pm
1312/4/16@ SD4:25 pm
1412/11/16NO1:00 pm
1512/18/16@ DAL1:00 pm
1612/24/16@ NO1:00 pm
171/1/17CAR1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers83602954.9240214
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers11019371.99004
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---0000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---0000
TOTAL193793324.2240218
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers8310434.3200101
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers1101-5-5.0-50000
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---00000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---00000
TOTAL19311383.5200101
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers8311100.022.002100/000118.8
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers11000---0---0000/000---
2015Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---0---0000/000---
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers0000---0---0000/000---
TOTAL19311100.022.002100/000118.8
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/223
Birthdate:
4/13/1991
Age:
25
Hometown:
Haines City, FL, USA
School:
Miami (Fla.)
NFL Experience:
4
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