LaMichael James to Dolphins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

September 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Free-agent running back LaMichael James has found a new NFL home, agreeing to a contract with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday.
James' agent Jeff Sperbeck had the news:
Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post notes a key detail with the signing of James: 
James was a 2012 second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers out of Oregon and was coveted for his big-play ability as a ball-carrier, pass-catcher and return man. However, San Francisco has more of a physical, power-running style that didn't suit James well.
The selection of former Ohio State star Carlos Hyde in the second round of this year's draft pushed James down the depth chart behind the rookie and veteran Frank Gore. Hyde ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in his NFL debut, and not long thereafter James requested to be released.
Sperbeck weighed in on his client's departure from San Francisco.
"They weren't utilizing him, and he was frustrated," said Sperbeck, per The Sacramento B...

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