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33 Derwin James FS

Los Angeles Chargers

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January 5, 2021 08:12 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Recovering from knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James is expected to be fully recovered from his August knee surgery in about one month, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

James missed the entirety of the 2020 season due to a knee injury he suffered during training camp in August. The 24-year-old is optimistic he'll be cleared for full physical activity in approximately one month, a development that would bode well with respect to his availability for OTAs beginning this spring.

December 15, 2020 05:36 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Goes to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

James is already on season-ending injured reserve, so this transaction signals that he either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. He'll be required to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to the Chargers' facilities.

September 2, 2020 08:40 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Heads to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers placed James (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

For the second year in a row, James has incurred a season-ending injury, this time a meniscus issue in his right knee that will require surgery. In his place, the Chargers will entrust Rayshawn Jenkins with starting duties at strong safety.

September 1, 2020 01:48 AM
Chargers' Derwin James: Out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (knee) is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his knee and is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 months, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

James left Sunday's practice early, and the reason was initially described as a hamstring strain. However, it turns out he suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee that will require surgery. It's a significant blow for the Chargers, and it means the 24-year old will go a two-year stretch with only five games played. When healthy, he's considered one of the best safeties in the league, but he'll now have to set his sights on recovering for 2021.

August 31, 2020 01:04 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Will miss significant time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (knee) is expected to miss significant time due to a meniscus injury in his right knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

James exited Sunday's practice early due to what was initially reported as a hamstring strain but which has now been disclosed to be a meniscus issue. Losing the star safety for a significant number of games would be a huge blow for the Chargers defense, though it at least sounds like the door is open for him to retake the field at some point in 2020. Pending further medical evaluation, Rapoport reports that the options for James are a meniscus trim (four-week recovery timetable) or a full meniscus repair (multi-month timetable).

August 30, 2020 11:44 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Strains hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James suffered a hamstring strain Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Schefter says it's too early to tell if the injury is significant, but it sounds like James has some level of concern, as he threw his gloves in frustration before entering the medical tent, per Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register. He'll have exactly two weeks to return to health before the Chargers face the Bengals in Week 1 (Sept. 13).

August 30, 2020 03:00 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Exits with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James left Sunday's practice with an injury, walking off the field to the trainer's tent, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

James missed the first 11 games of last season while recovering from a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, but he's otherwise been everything the Chargers hoped for when they made him the 17th overall pick of the 2018 draft. Any absence in the regular season would be a huge blow to the team's defense, potentially leaving Nasir Adderley and Rayshawn Jenkins as the starting duo at safety. Of course, this may just be a minor injury, considering James was able to walk of the practice field without assistance.

January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Injury ruins 2019 campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James finished the 2019 season with 34 tackles (23 solo) and a pass defended across five games.

Continuing the pattern of annual critical Chargers early-season injuries, James missed the majority of the 2019 campaign after suffering a stress fracture in his foot during the preseason. The second-year safety looked uneasy in his first few games back, but by the end of the campaign was routinely causing problems in and around the line of scrimmage. When healthy, James is one of the best safeties in the NFL, and should be a Pro Bowl candidate once again in 2020.

December 23, 2019 04:04 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Persistent menace in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James posted eight tackles (five solo) in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Raiders.

It's fair to wonder how different the Chargers defense could have been if James were healthy all season, as the safety has been a demonstrative force in the four games since returning from a stress fracture in his foot. He'll be arguably one of the top IDP options at his position come 2020 so long as he's able to maintain his health in a meaningless Week 17 contest against the Chiefs.

December 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James tallied nine tackles (six solo) in the 39-10 loss Sunday to the Vikings.

In the three games since coming off injured reserve, James immediately has been thrust into the starting role, playing all but four snaps. Sunday's outing was by far the most effective for the second-year safety, although he's yet to pick up any sort of turnover or sack. Still, the 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year runner-up is once again reasserting his worth at safety, allowing for the Chargers to use their myriad of secondary options in different ways.

November 30, 2019 06:40 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Comes off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

The Chargers activated both James and Adrian Phillips (forearm) on Saturday, adding a significant layer of depth to an injured-riddled secondary. The second-year safety missed the first 12 games of the season after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot, which required surgery.

November 26, 2019 12:44 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Designated for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) has been designated for return from injured reserve, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Coming off a Week 12 bye, the Chargers were authorized to hold an informal practice Monday, which James may have attended. In any case, he's getting close to the end of the road in his recovery from a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. If everything goes as planned this week, there's a chance James is elevated to the 53-man roster for Sunday's game at Denver.

November 20, 2019 01:44 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Could return after bye week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) could suit up against the Broncos in Week 13, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.

James is recovering from offseason surgery to address a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, and he's now nearing the end of his three-month recovery timetable. The Chargers have yet to activate the 2018 first-round pick for a return from IR, but such a move will likely be made prior to Week 13's tilt against Denver. A return to the lineup by James, who earned Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro nods as a rookie, would signify a notable boost for Los Angeles' secondary.

November 7, 2019 01:04 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Return timetable set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) is targeting a Week 13 return against Denver, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

James is already running free of pain, so it shouldn't be too much longer until he returns to practice on a limited basis. It's unclear what version of James we'll see once he's activated from IR, but if the Chargers are still in the mix for a playoff berth at that time, James could be the boost this team needs. The defense is already capable of generating pressure while rushing only four players, so potentially adding a top defensive back to the mix could be devastating for opposing passing games.

October 30, 2019 03:16 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Still unable to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said James (foot) won't begin practicing Wednesday and it may take "some time" before he can return, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

This doesn't hint at any sort of timeline for James, but it doesn't appear he'll be able to play Week 9 or Week 10, which is a Thursday night game against the Raiders. The Chargers could use James' generational talent as they look to scrape together a decent ending to the season. He'll need to return to practice first, and it's unclear when that will happen.

October 18, 2019 02:56 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Sheds walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) is no longer wearing a protective walking boot on his right foot, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

James underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal in his right foot Aug. 22 and has been on injured reserve since the start of the regular season. The 23-year-old was given an initial recovery timeline of about three months, which would allow him to potentially return sometime in November. James will officially be eligible to return from IR after Week 8, but the Chargers haven't announced his current timetable.

September 13, 2019 09:44 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Aiming to return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) is targeting a return to the field during the 2019 season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

James is working to recover from a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, for which he underwent surgery Aug. 22. His placement on IR guarantees that James will miss at least the first eight games of 2019, but it's possible that he could return in November if his recovery goes as scheduled. If James is indeed able to retake the field, his presence will be a notable boost for the Chargers' secondary.

September 1, 2019 04:56 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

James had surgery Aug. 22 to address a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He's expected to need about three months for recovery, though the Chargers technically can bring him back for Week 9 against the Packers (Nov. 3). With the budding superstar ruled out for at least eight games, Adrian Phillips is expected to take over as the starter at strong safety.

August 22, 2019 06:24 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Undergoes foot surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James underwent surgery Thursday to repair a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per the report, he'll be placed on IR beginning Week 1, a move that would open the door for James to be designated to return once he's recovered. In the meantime, Adrian Phillips is expected to fill in as the Chargers' starting strong safety.

August 17, 2019 07:40 PM
Chargers' Derwin James: Will undergo surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (foot) will undergo surgery on his right foot to address the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal and is expected to miss around three months, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.

James will be in good hands as foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson is slated to perform the surgery, but the former may now be sidelined until at least early November. It would make sense for the Chargers to put James on IR and eventually designate him as one of their two players to return from the list, as the 2018 first-rounder would then be eligible to take the field Week 9 against the Packers in an absolutely best-case scenario. Regardless of the timeline, Adrian Phillips is expected to fill in at safety alongside the first-team defense while James remains out.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020LAC00000000000
2019LAC55342311000001
2018LAC161610676303.533023013
Total2121139 98.041 3.533023014
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020LAC000---00
2019LAC500---00
2018LAC1612020.0200
Total2112020.0200
 
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Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
08/03/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Dundee, FL, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
3
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