James (knee) was waived by the Raiders on Friday due to a failed physical, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
James ended the 2017 season on injured reserve due to a torn meniscus and it appears he isn't back to 100 percent quite yet, resulting in his failed physical. If he clears waivers he'll be a free agent, free to sign with any team for the 2018 season once he's back to health.
James missed the last two games with a torn meniscus and had deferred arthroscopic knee surgery in hopes of playing through the injury, but will now require the procedure after failing to demonstrate much progress, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. James' shutdown likely paves the way for Nicholas Morrow, who has racked up 16 tackles over the past two weeks, to continue seeing the bulk of the snaps at weakside linebacker.
James (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
The Raiders have given up 400 yards of total offense only three times this season, and two of those times James was inactive. The second-year pro is a stud when he's on the field, accruing 56 tackles (42 solo) through 10 games, and he left early in three of those contests. Nicholas Morrow is likely to take over at weak-side linebacker.
James (knee) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
James, who missed last week's win over the Giants, was unable to practice at all throughout the week due to his knee injury. Nicholas Morrow would likely be in line to start in James' place at outside linebacker in Week 14 after logging a season-high nine tackles against the Giants during James' absence.
|P2||8/18/18||@ LAR||4:00 pm|
|P4||8/30/18||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|