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  Bills | James Davis works out    Mon Oct 1, 07:16 PM

The Buffalo Bills worked out free-agent RB James Davis (Lions) Monday, Oct. 1.

Footballguys view: Davis and C.J. Spiller were a dangerous backfield duo in college at Clemson. It hasn't worked out for Davis during his pro career and he'd only be veteran depth for the Bills.

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  Lions | James Davis to IR    Thu Oct 20, 02:13 PM

The Detroit Lions placed RB James Davis (undisclosed) on the practice squad's Injured Reserve list Thursday, Oct. 20.

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  Lions | Roster moves    Wed Oct 19, 01:30 PM

The Detroit Lions released TE Nathan Overbay from the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 19, and signed free-agent RB James Davis (Texans) in a corresponding move.

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  Texans | James Davis added to practice squad    Wed Sep 28, 09:46 PM

The Houston Texans signed free-agent RB James Davis (Redskins) to the practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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  Redskins | James Davis released    Mon Aug 22, 01:55 AM

The Washington Redskins released RB James Davis Sunday, Aug. 21. Davis left the team last week, and was placed on the reserve/left squad list. Davis will be free to sign with another team once he clears waivers.

Footballguys view: It could be difficult for Davis to find another team after bouncing around the league and getting buried on the Redskins depth chart. With so many injuries at the RB position we think Davis may have a few suitors.

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  Redskins | James Davis skips practice    Mon Aug 15, 03:39 PM

Washington Redskins RB James Davis did not participate in practice Monday, Aug 15, and head coach Mike Shanahan said it was an unexcused absence. It is believed that Davis is unhappy with the amount of work he has been getting.

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  Redskins | Replacing Clinton Portis    Sun Jul 31, 01:12 PM

The Washington Redskins opened training camp with RBs Ryan Torain, Keiland Williams, James Davis, Shaun Draughn, Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster. For the past six training camps, RB Clinton Portis opened camp as the team's No. 1 running back, but now the team has a battle to begin in training camp for the starting tailback duties. Torain replaced Portis last season, starting eight games for the Redskins. He rushed for 742 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging 4.5 yards per clip.

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  Redskins | Four young RBs might see increased role    Thu Mar 10, 02:28 AM

The Washington Redskins have four young running backs, Andre Brown, James Davis, Shawnbrey McNeal and Chad Simpson, who might compete for more responsibilities in 2011, reports Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com.

Footballguys view: Ryan Torain ran with great power and revived his career in 2010, but his injury history means the Redskins need to completely explore the other options on their roster to see if they need to bring in better depth through the draft or free agency.

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  Redskins | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 2, 03:37 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared RB Andre Brown, CB Carlos Rogers, OG Derrick Dockery, QB Donovan McNabb, C Erik Cook, RB James Davis, DL Joe Joseph, CB Reggie Jones inactive for Week 17.

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  Redskins | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 19, 12:07 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared RB Andre Brown, OG Derrick Dockery, C Erik Cook, RB James Davis, DL Jeremy Clark, QB John Beck, DL Kedric Golston, CB Macho Harris inactive for Week 15.

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  Redskins | Two RBs likely to split carries in practice    Mon Nov 29, 03:12 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Keiland Williams and James Davis likely will share reps during practice this week but is not sure which will start in Week 13, reports The Washington Post. Shanahan said he has confidence in both running backs.

Footballguys view: More Shanahanigans here. Keiland Williams is a versatile runner who can be productive on the ground or as a receiver out of the backfield. However, James Davis seems like a favorite of Shanahan and may get an extended look going forward.

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  Redskins | James Davis will see time Week 12    Sat Nov 27, 11:03 AM

Washington Redskins RB James Davis will not start in Week 12 but will receive some carries during the game, reports Rick Maese, of The Washington Post.

Footballguys view: Davis will be behind undrafted rookie free agent Keiland Williams on the depth chart. Williams is a better back, but Davis will spell him from time to time.

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  Redskins | Keiland Williams to start in Week 12    Thu Nov 25, 11:39 AM

Washington Redskins RB Keiland Williams will start in the team�s Week 12 game, according to ESPN.com. RB James Davis will serve as the primary backup.

Footballguys view: Williams is a versatile back who can rack up yards as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. If he performs well while Ryan Torain is out with a hamstring injury he could earn more playing time when both backs are healthy.

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  Redskins | Two expected to provide depth at running back    Wed Nov 24, 10:21 PM

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  Redskins | James Davis added to roster    Mon Nov 22, 03:09 PM

Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins have signed practice squad RB James Davis to their active roster, reports The Washington Post. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Expected to add James Davis to active roster    Mon Nov 22, 02:49 PM

The Washington Redskins are expected to sign practice squad RB James Davis to their active roster, according to The Washington Post.

Footballguys view: Clinton Portis may be lost for the season with a groin injury and the Redskins need more depth at the running back position. Davis was with the Browns, but injuries and inconsistencies hampered his game.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain practice Monday    Mon Nov 8, 05:24 PM

Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both practiced Monday, Nov. 8, but it is still unknown if either will be ready for Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga. Torain practiced at full speed and said the bye week helped him heal up. It is possible that the team will activate RB James Davis this week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will need a full week of practice to work himself back into playing shape.

Footballguys view: Clinton Portis will likely be eased back into the lineup for the Redskins. He may not get his starting job back from Ryan Torain, but could easily be used as the team's third-down back. Portis is good in pass protection and also a natural hands catcher out of the backfield.

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  Redskins | James Davis signs    Wed Oct 27, 05:20 PM

The Washington Redskins signed free-agent RB James Davis (Browns) to their practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 27, according to The Washington Post's Jason Reid. Davis has a chance to join the team's 53-man roster soon.

Footballguys view: Davis could be next in line if Ryan Torain goes down, so remember his name.

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  Browns | James Davis waived    Tue Oct 26, 10:52 AM

The Cleveland Browns have waived RB James Davis, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Footballguys view: Davis never lived up to his potential in the pros, but should attract some interest from other teams in the NFL. Buffalo could always snag him to reunite with college teammate C.J. Spiller.

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  Browns | Week 7 Inactives    Sun Oct 24, 12:00 PM

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Alex Smith, QB Jake Delhomme, RB James Davis, DL Jayme Mitchell, OT John St. Clair, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, QB Seneca Wallace, C Steve Vallos inactive for Week 7.

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  Browns | James Davis unsure about role    Fri Oct 15, 03:26 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis said he is not sure what his role is on the team after the team picked up RB Mike Bell, reports Stephanie Storm, of the Akron Beacon Journal. 'I don't know [my role],' Davis said. 'I have to let the coaches decide that. It's pretty much a waiting game right now.'

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  Browns | Week 5 Inactives    Sun Oct 10, 11:56 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Alex Smith, WR Carlton Mitchell, QB Colt McCoy, DL Derreck Robinson, RB James Davis, DL Jayme Mitchell, OT John St. Clair, OG Shawn Lauvao inactive for Week 5.

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  Browns | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Oct 3, 11:58 AM

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Alex Smith, WR Brian Robiskie, WR Carlton Mitchell, CB Derrick Roberson, QB Jake Delhomme, RB James Davis, OT John St. Clair, OG Shawn Lauvao inactive for Week 4.

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  Browns | Four probable for Week 4    Fri Oct 1, 05:09 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (thigh), FB Lawrence Vickers (groin), OT Joe Thomas (elbow) and LB Marcus Benard (ankle) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 1, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette. They are listed as probable for Week 4 and should be able to play.

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  Browns | Four players limited in practice    Thu Sep 30, 05:26 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (thigh), FB Lawrence Vickers (groin), WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring) and OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 30, reports ClevelandBrowns.com.

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  Browns | 10 miss practice time Wednesday    Wed Sep 29, 06:19 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Kenyon Coleman (knee), CB Derrick Roberson (hip), DT Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip), DE Robaire Smith (back), T John St. Clair (ankle), LB Jason Trusnik (head) and FB Lawrence Vickers did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 29. RB James Davis (thigh), WR Brian Robiskie (hamstring) and G Shawn Lauvao (ankle) were limited during workouts.

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  Browns | James Davis trying to earn touches    Sun Sep 26, 11:13 AM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis said he is 100 percent healthy entering Week 3 and he is about 213 pounds, which is about seven pounds heavier than he was last year, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Davis also said there is no question that he is the team's fastest offensive player. Davis feels he showed in the preseason that he can add a spark to the offense and he is trying to do it during practice now, too. There is a chance he could see some playing time against the Baltimore Ravens during Week 3.

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  Browns | Montario Hardesty on crutches    Fri Sep 3, 01:05 AM

Cleveland Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty (knee) left the stadium Thursday, Sept. 2, on crutches with a heavy knee brace on, reports The NFL Network.

Footballguys view: A terrible sign for Hardesty's availability in week 1 and maybe beyond.

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  Browns | Special teams to decide roster spot for two RBs    Fri Aug 27, 02:35 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Managini said special team performance will be the deciding factor as to whether RB James Davis or RB Chris Jennings lock up a roster spot on the final roster, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

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  Browns | James Davis to get extra look in finale    Thu Aug 26, 07:17 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis is expected to see a lot of playing time in the team's preseason finale, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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  Browns | Mangini expects Davis to be ready for camp    Sat Mar 27, 08:07 PM

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he expects RB James Davis (shoulder) to be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Browns | Davis ready for his second season    Thu Mar 25, 11:10 AM

ClevelandBrowns.com reports that after appearing in two games and being inactive for a third, RB James Davis was placed on injured reserve on October 3rd. With 13 games remaining on the schedule, Davis was forced to watch his teammates complete the season without him. The isolating experience of not being able to finish what he started has driven Davis to become a better player when he returns to the field for the Browns. "The rehab process went really (well)," Davis said. "Right now, I made this my hardest offseason that I ever had because I'm making a comeback. I'm trying to get as strong as possible, stronger than I've ever been before. I know it's going to take a lot of work this offseason to get there and that's what I'm doing right now, working as hard as I can. Right now, I'm 100 percent, but I'm only getting stronger."

Footballguys view: Davis looked good in the preseason last year, and during his time in college he kept C.J. Spiller (arguably this year's best RB in the draft) from being a starter. Coming off an injury, and with a new regime in Cleveland Davis will have to prove himself all over again. If he stays healthy he could be a surprise fantasy player in 2010, but it may take a Jerome Harrison injury for him to get on the field.

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  Browns | Think some injured players will be ready to return     Sun Feb 21, 11:08 PM

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns have not offered official updates on some players who finished the 2009 season on Injured Reserve, including LB Eric Barton (neck), RB James Davis (shoulder), TE Steve Heiden (knee), LB D'Qwell Jackson (pectoral), DL C.J. Mosley (ankle), QB Brady Quinn (foot), DL Shaun Rogers (leg), LB David Veikune (knee) and P Dave Zastudil (knee). General manager Tom Heckert said, "I think all these guys are going to be ready to go."

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  Browns | Cleared for Davis' injury    Sat Oct 24, 10:16 AM

The Associated Press reports the National Football League said the Cleveland Browns did not violate any league policies when RB James Davis (shoulder) was injured during a recent practice. The league reviewed video of the practice session and interviewed Browns players, coaches and team staff. The league determined Davis' season-ending shoulder injury took place in a controlled environment.

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  Browns | Questions surrounding J. Davis' injury    Mon Oct 12, 03:10 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports two witnesses say Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder) injured his shoulder during a post-practice drill in which he was not wearing pads and the linebacker that hit him was. However, a team spokesman said that was untrue Saturday, Oct. 10. The NFL is aware of this incident and is investigating it. 'This is an outrage,' said a high-ranking NFLPA source. 'We have a no-pads rule for offseason activities. We've never seen a need to have a rule that if some guy has on pads, he can't take on a guy without pads. The commissioner's office needs to look into this.'

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  Browns | J. Davis questionable for Week 4    Fri Oct 2, 04:53 PM

Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is questionable for Week 4. He could be a game-time decision.

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  Browns | Four practice in full Thursday    Thu Oct 1, 10:08 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder), P Dave Zastudil (knee), CB Eric Wright (hand) and LB Kamerion Wimbley (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 1.

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  Browns | Six probable for Week 3    Fri Sep 25, 11:35 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder), C Alex Mack (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (shoulder), RB Cedric Peerman (thigh), DT Ahtyba Rubin (toe) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) are listed as probable for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Jerome Harrison and James Davis should split most of the time at running back. Against the Ravens there shouldn't be much room to run, so most of their production will come as receivers out of the backfield. Overall, it looks to be a tough Sunday for all the Browns and we'd only recommend Braylon Edwards as a starter this week.

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  Browns | Lewis doubtful    Fri Sep 25, 04:25 PM

Aaron Wilson, of the Carroll County Times, reports that Browns RB Jamal Lewis is officially doubtful for the Sunday, September 27 matchup vs. the Ravens.

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  Browns | Harrison getting first-team reps    Fri Sep 25, 02:15 PM

Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports that Browns RB Jerome Harrison has been getting first-team reps while Jamal Lewis has been missing practice. Rookie RB James Davis is also fully participating in practice.

Footballguys view: Harrison is a decent flex play in PPR leagues because he's a good receiver out of the backfield, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him break a long play or two. Harrison has always been productive when he has got touches in the past, he just hasn't gotten many touches.

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  Browns | J. Davis admits he needs to adjust to speed of the game    Fri Sep 25, 12:32 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns RB James Davis admitted after the team's Week 1 game that he needs to adjust to the speed of the game and know his assignments thoroughly so he can play faster. Davis gained just five yards on four carries and caught three passes for four yards in the regular-season opener.

Footballguys view: With Jamal Lewis banged up, we could see the rookie Davis get an expanded role. Unfortunately for him, the Browns play the Ravens this week, so perhaps most of his production could come as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Browns | Six practice in full Thursday    Thu Sep 24, 09:26 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder), C Alex Mack (knee), RB Cedric Peerman (thigh), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (shoulder), P Dave Zastudil (knee) and DT Ahtyba Rubin (toe) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 24.

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  Browns | Six injured players practice Wednesday    Wed Sep 23, 04:28 PM

Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder), C Alex Mack (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (shoulder), RB Cedric Peerman (thigh), DL Ahtyba Rubin (toe) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Footballguys view: James Davis could see an increased role along with Jerome Harrison if Jamal Lewis is unable to play against the Ravens. Davis may get more playing time as the Browns could get behind early, and lean on Davis as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Browns | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 20, 03:29 PM

The Cleveland Browns have declared QB Brett Ratliff, WR Brian Robiskie, RB Cedric Peerman, RB James Davis, CB Marquis Floyd, TE Martin Rucker, OT Phillip Trautwein, OG Rex Hadnot inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Jerome Harrison will see increased duty as he's now healthy while James Davis is down with a shoulder injury.

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  Browns | Four players questionable for Week 2    Fri Sep 18, 07:53 PM

Cleveland Browns LB David Bowens (knee), RB James Davis (shoulder), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (shoulder) and RB Cedric Peerman (thigh) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 18. They are listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Browns | J. Davis limited in practice Thursday    Thu Sep 17, 09:14 PM

Scott Petrak, of the Medina County Gazette, reports Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder) was limited during the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 17.

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  Browns | J. Davis misses practice Wednesday    Wed Sep 16, 08:35 PM

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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  Browns | Davis suffers shoulder injury Week 1    Sun Sep 13, 08:32 PM

The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns RB James Davis (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of the team's Week 1 game.

Footballguys view: Davis was unimpressive before the shoulder injury. Jamal Lewis, who some expected to be cut to pave the way for Davis, was much better and should hold onto the starting job for at least the first half of the season.

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  Browns | J. Davis involved in car accident; questionable for Week 1    Sat Sep 12, 06:25 PM

James Walker, of ESPN.com, reports Cleveland Browns rookie RB James Davis (head) was involved in a one-car collision Saturday, Sept. 12, while driving to the team's practice facility. He has been added to the team's injury report for Week 1 as questionable, as he was briefly hospitalized Saturday. His injury is being described by the team as a head injury.

Footballguys view: We're glad the injury wasn't more serious, and if he doesn't play it will be a blow to the Browns offense. It's going to be difficult to move the ball on the ground against the Vikings and the Williams wall - and the Browns may abandon the run early if they fall behind. Davis has been the Browns most exciting rookie this preseason, and is expected to spell Jamal Lewis plus he should get in on passing downs as well.

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  Browns | J. Davis continues to do well during preseason    Sat Aug 29, 10:56 PM

Cleveland Browns rookie RB James Davis continued his fine preseason Saturday, Aug. 29, by rushing for 28 yards on five carries against the Tennessee Titans. He also kicked in four receptions for 27 yards.

Footballguys view: Davis is one of the hottest late round flyers in recent drafts. His ADP could easily reach the rounds in the high teens by the time the season begins.

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