Ducks In The NFL: LaMike James Cut By Miami Dolphins


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Former Oregon Ducks Running Back LaMichael James has not had an easy time in the National Football League and on Monday, it got tougher. Following a not so good performance in the Season opener against the Washington Redskins, James was cut by the Mami Dolphins. He handled two kickoff returns on Sunday and fumbled one of them. He did recover the fumble, but the damage was already done.

According to the Oregonian

, James was the third string Running Back/Kick Returner on the depth chart for Week 1.

Earlier in the week James was in an altercation with Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry according to Sports Illustrated. Apparently Landry was joking with James and he did not take the conversation that way. Landry apoligized to James and both players apologized the next day according to the report.

James recently shortened his name and is know LaMike James over LaMichael. Since playing for the Oregon Ducks, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He did not see his first action on the field until Week 10 in 2013 against the Miami Dolphins. He was released during the season with the 49ers and signed with Miami September 30th and was promoted to the active roster due to an injury to Offensive Lineman Branden Albert according to Wikipedia before being released on Monday.

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