James (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
James had missed the past week of practice due to a concussion. He's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season, barring an injury settlement.
James sat out of practice Tuesday with a problem that has hindered him for almost a week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Every training camp and preseason snap will is crucial for James to make the team, as he's up against Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and possible goal-line back Zach Zenner. This injury will likely continue to slim down his chances of making the team.
James spent the previous three seasons on and off the Bucs' active roster, finishing his time in Tampa Bay with 83 rushes for 351 yards. He now joins a stable of competent runners in Detroit and will likely have trouble making the team.
The Buccaneers waived
Added as depth during a season in which Tampa Bay lost Doug Martin, Charles Sims (knee), and Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) for varying stretches, James topped out at 23 snaps among his three appearances with the team. Overall, James managed four rushes for 19 yards and four catches (on four targets) for 22 yards. If he clears waivers, the Bucs will likely stash the running back on their practice squad.
James carried twice for seven yards and secured his only target for five yards in Sunday's 36-10 victory over the Bears.
The fourth-year back was relegated to a third-string role with Doug Martin's return from a hamstring injury and Peyton Barber's extended involvement. James is still in the process of fully reacclimating to the offense he spent this past summer learning, but could have a steady, albeit considerably limited role until Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) is ready for a return.
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|6||10/15/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
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