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Bucs waive third-year RB Mike James

Of Mike James' 332 career rushing yards, 283 came in a four-game stretch his rookie year when starter Doug Martin went down with injury.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Of Mike James' 332 career rushing yards, 283 came in a four-game stretch his rookie year when starter Doug Martin went down with injury.

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The Bucs have waived third-year running back Mike James, who had been inactive for all three games this season after serving only as a short-yardage back last year. No corresponding addition has been announced yet.

James, 24, was drafted by the Bucs in the sixth round out of Miami in 2013, and of his 332 career rushing yards, 283 came in a four-game stretch his rookie year when starter Doug Martin went down with injury. James rushed 28 times for 158 yards in a loss at Seattle, but had lost that backup role to Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey last season.

James rushed 19 times for 37 yards last year, and was left inactive all three weeks this season. His move doesn't necessarily suggest a new running back coming in, but more likely an addition to offset an injury -- cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Tim Jennings had knee injuries Sunday, though it's unknown if either will be sidelined this week.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:35am]

    

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