Backup running back Mike James didn’t help Tampa Bay on special teams. In the end, it cost him his job.
In the NFL, a running back pretty much has to be a star to skip out on the special teams, which made carrying James a luxury especially in these days of three quarterbacks. In his three seasons here, James played in 20 games, rushed 79 times for 332 yards and caught 11 passes for 38 yards.
James played his college ball at Miami. He was stuck behind Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey on the team’s depth chart.
There is no word yet on what the Bucs will do with the roster space,