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  Colts | Deji Karim released    Tue Sep 2, 07:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Deji Karim (undisclosed) was released from Reserve/Injured with an injury settlement Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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  Colts | Three placed on IR    Tue Aug 26, 03:02 PM

The Indianapolis Colts placed RB Vick Ballard (Achilles'), OT Ulrick John (ankle) and RB Deji Karim (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Colts | Deji Karim signed    Sun Aug 17, 03:02 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent RB Deji Karim (Texans). In a corresponding move, they have released RB Davin Meggett.

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  Texans | Two land on IR    Tue Dec 24, 08:18 PM

The Houston Texans placed CB Johnathan Joseph (toe) and RB Deji Karim (shoulder) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 24. The team also signed free-agent RB Ray Graham (Steelers) to the active roster.

Footballguys view: Graham was with the team earlier this year before getting cut and landing in Pittsburgh. He'll serve as a backup runner behind Week 17 starter Jonathan Grimes. We like Graham's dynasty stock more than that of Grimes in deeper leagues.

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  Texans | Deji Karim out for season    Mon Dec 23, 04:43 PM

Houston Texans RB Deji Karim (clavicle) will miss the rest of the season because of a broken clavicle.

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  Texans | Ben Tate has another cracked rib    Wed Dec 18, 03:01 PM

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was put on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 18, after suffering his fifth cracked rib. However, Tate tweeted that he doesn't have a cracked rib but instead re-injured his other ribs that hadn't healed. RB Dennis Johnson will start in Tate's place with RB Deji Karim serving as his backup.

Footballguys view: This explains the sudden move to Injured Reserve. Dennis Johnson definitely gets the start but remains a RB3, no more. His reps could be limited if Denver gets too far out in front.

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  Texans | Arian Foster dealing with disc injury    Fri Nov 8, 02:56 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) is reportedly dealing with a disc problem in his back. He'll receive treatment from a specialist in hopes of avoiding season-ending surgery.

Footballguys view: Ben Tate's value just took a leap, and Dennis Johnson should be owned in all deep leagues.

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  Texans | Arian Foster ruled out    Fri Nov 8, 02:19 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster has seen multiple specialists for his back injury, but there is no timetable for his recovery. RB Ben Tate will start and is expected to see the bulk of the workload. RB Dennis Johnson is expected to spell Tate, and Houston is leaning toward using RB Deji Karim as the third running back.

Footballguys view: We might not see Foster again this year. With the Texans on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs are concerned, they are likely to err on the side of shutting Foster down.

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  Texans | Leaning towards Deji Karim as third running back    Fri Nov 8, 01:35 PM

Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said the team is leaning towards RB Deji Karim as the team's third string running back in the team's Week 10 game.

Footballguys view: More unlikely backs have become big plays down the stretch. Keep this in mind if Ben Tate goes down, as it appears that Arian Foster might out of the picture for a while.

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  Texans | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 3, 07:21 PM

The Houston Texans have declared OT Andrew Gardner, OG Cody White, RB Deji Karim, RB Ray Graham, LB Jeff Tarpinian, QB T.J. Yates, DL Tim Jamison inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Dennis Johnson is the third running back tonight.

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  Texans | Deji Karim re-ups    Mon Oct 28, 10:13 AM

The Houston Texans re-signed RB Deji Karim to an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: The Texans have a couple of banged up running backs in Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (ribs). Karim gives them depth at the position, but he has little fantasy value - even in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Texans | Plan to re-sign Deji Karim    Sun Oct 27, 11:05 AM

The Houston Texans are expected to re-sign free-agent RB Deji Karim Monday, Oct. 28.

Footballguys view: Karim could have value in deep leagues if Arian Foster and Ben Tate are still limited or out from the injuries they suffered in Week 7.

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  Texans | Make roster moves    Sat Aug 31, 06:07 PM

The Houston Texans have released WR Andy Cruse, RB Deji Karim and CB Elbert Mack. The team also released DT Daniel Muir, DT David Hunter and WR Michael X. Smith after the reached injury settlements with them.

Footballguys view: Karim had an impressive preseason but misses the cut so Cierre Wood can make the team. Wood is now the team's RB3 behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate. He's an interesting prospect to consider in super deep dynasty leagues. Foster may be wearing down and Tate is set to hit free agency next year.

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  Texans | Three RBs expected to compete for roster spot    Mon Jun 24, 03:16 PM

Houston Texans RBs Cierre Wood, Deji Karim and Dennis Johnson are expected to compete for one roster spot during training camp.

Footballguys view: Wood is an interesting option here and one to keep an eye on in deep dynasty leagues. He's a good all-around runner with vision to find cutback lanes and the foot frequency to make cuts at speed.

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  Texans | Several expected to compete for No. 3 RB job    Wed May 15, 03:45 PM

Houston Texans RBs Deji Karim, Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.

Footballguys view: We like Graham in this race to be RB3. The PITT runner looked like he was back to full speed at the Shrine Game earlier this year. He's a natural runner who can make defenders miss in the open field. Wood is also an intriguing option because he's a versatile player.

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  Texans | Sign Deji Karim    Tue May 14, 04:20 PM

The Houston Texans signed RB Deji Karim (Colts) Tuesday, May 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Karim runs with a low center of gravity and can change direction without losing much speed. He gives the Texans veteran depth behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate, plus he can help out on special teams.

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  Colts | Deji Karim shines    Sun Dec 30, 10:21 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Deji Karim ripped off a game-changing 101-yard kickoff return for touchdown in Week 17 against the Houston Texans. It was the fourth-longest kickoff return in franchise history, and was the first since former DB Tyjuan Hagler had a 41-yard onside kickoff return for score in 2010.

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  Colts | Donald Brown lands on IR    Tue Dec 11, 04:48 PM

The Indianapolis Colts placed RB Donald Brown (ankle) and FB Robert Hughes (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11, and re-signed RBs Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore to the active roster in corresponding moves. Also, the team signed free-agent RB Davin Meggett (Texans) to the practice squad and released RB Alvester Alexander from the practice squad. OG Justin Anderson (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad injured list.

Footballguys view: Without Brown in the lineup we'll see the team continue to feature rookie Vick Ballard as the lead back. Two of the next three weeks the Colts face the tough Texans rush defense. That makes Ballard more of a low end RB2 or flex play in week 15 & 17. However, in week 16 (fantasy championship) the Colts face a weak Chiefs defense. Ballard could help you win your title if you can make it through this week.

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  Bengals | Two receive tryouts    Mon Oct 22, 09:05 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent RB Deji Karim (Colts) and WR Brian Robiskie (Jaguars) recently, according to a league source.

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  Colts | Two waived with injury settlements    Fri Sep 7, 08:18 PM

The Indianapolis Colts brokered injury settlements with RB Deji Karim (undisclosed) and LB Tim Fugger (undisclosed) Friday, Sept. 7, removing them from Injured Reserve.

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  Colts | Five waived-injured    Fri Aug 31, 08:56 PM

The Indianapolis Colts waived DL James Aiono (undisclosed), LB Tim Fugger (undisclosed), RB Deji Karim (undisclosed), CB Brandon King (undisclosed) and CB Mike Newton (undisclosed) with injury settlements Friday, Aug. 31.

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  Colts | Two RBs may need to make team with special teams    Fri Jul 6, 05:23 PM

Indianapolis Colts RBs Deji Karim and Darren Evans may need their special teams play to determine whether they make the final roster.

Footballguys view: We like Karim as a change of pace back because of his elusiveness and low center of gravity. However, we believe Evans is a better all around talent. Evans is a bigger back who understands angles and does a good job of running to daylight.

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  Eagles | Put in claim for Deji Karim    Tue May 1, 05:33 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles put in a claim for RB Deji Karim before he was snatched up off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: It's clear the Eagles want better depth at the RB position behind starter LeSean McCoy. They were able to add Chris Polk (Washington) as an Undrafted Free Agent in addition to drafting Bryce Brown (Kansas State) in the seventh-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Polk was considered a top 5 RB in this class but wasn't drafted due to serious shoulder problems. Brown was the #1 high school RB to come into college back in 2009 but work ethic concerns at Tennessee and Kansas State caused his draft stock to fall.

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  Colts | Deji Karim claimed    Mon Apr 30, 04:37 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have claimed free-agent RB Deji Karim (Jaguars) off waivers.

Footballguys view: When he first arrived in Jacksonville Karim looked like a good developmental RB with upside. His play fell off last year and the Jaguars decided to let him go. He's built low to the ground and has good leg drive when he hits the pile. He'll compete for a roster spot with guys like Vick Ballard and Darren Evans.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim's production dropped    Fri Apr 27, 02:45 PM

The return of Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (knee) from a knee injury may have helped make RB Deji Karim expendable. Karim's production on offense and special teams dropped in his second year after a promising rookie season. As reported, the Jaguars released Karim Friday, April 27.

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  Jaguars | Six players waived    Fri Apr 27, 01:11 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived RB Deji Karim, LBs JoJo Dickson, Stephen Franklin and Jammie Kirlew, CB Trumaine McBride and PK Sam Swank.

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  Jaguars | Week 16 Inactives    Sat Dec 24, 12:04 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared WR Cecil Shorts, QB Dan LeFevour, RB Deji Karim, SS Dwight Lowery, OT Guy Whimper, DL Matt Roth, CB Robert McClain inactive for Week 16.

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  Jaguars | Week 15 Inactives    Thu Dec 15, 07:29 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared WR Cecil Shorts, QB Dan LeFevour, RB Deji Karim, C John Estes, DL Matt Roth, WR Mike Thomas, CB Robert McClain inactive for Week 15.

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  Jaguars | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 11, 11:51 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared QB Dan LeFevour, RB Deji Karim, SS Dwight Lowery, C John Estes, DL Matt Roth, CB T.J. Heath, WR Taylor Price inactive for Week 14.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim is healthy scratch in Week 13    Mon Dec 5, 07:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim is inactive for Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers, but he is healthy. He is reportedly falling out of favor, especially with the new coaching regime, as FB Brock Bolen and RBs DuJuan Harris and Montell Owens appear to be ahead of him.

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  Jaguars | Week 13 Inactives    Mon Dec 5, 07:23 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Aaron Kampman, DL Corvey Irvin, QB Dan LeFevour, RB Deji Karim, C John Estes, DL Matt Roth, CB T.J. Heath inactive for Week 13.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pollard fined    Fri Oct 28, 05:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens SS Bernard Pollard was fined $10,000 for his hit on Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim in Week 7.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim sees seven carries    Tue Oct 25, 01:05 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim had seven carries for 28 yards in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Oct. 24. The seven carries were his most since Week 1, when he had 14 rushes.

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  Jaguars | Maurice Jones-Drew being limited    Mon Sep 12, 07:11 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said RB Maurice Jones-Drew is being limited in the early going this year in order to keep him fully healthy. However, Jones-Drew ran 24 times for 97 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 but was on the sidelines for much of the fourth quarter. RB Deji Karim rushed 14 times for 33 yards. Del Rio did not say how many times he is comfortable with Jones-Drew rushing, but he definitely did not want him going over 35 carries.

Footballguys view: Jones-Drew still looked great on his carries before the fourth and limiting him now could help you have him for the fantasy playoffs. This is the right approach by Del Rio.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim sees 17 touches in Week 1    Sun Sep 11, 08:42 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim carried 14 times for 33 yards in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, and he hauled in three receptions for 39 yards. The Jaguars offense was heavily ground-based, as they ran it 47 times and passed on just 24 occasions.

Footballguys view: The Jags controlled the game and wanted to get Maurice Jones-Drew plenty of rest. They could look elsewhere for a backup RB if Karim doesn't do more with his touches soon.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim will be No. 2 back    Sun Sep 4, 11:52 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim, as an update to previous reports, will serve as the team's No. 2 running back behind starting RB Maurice Jones-Drew.

Footballguys view: Karim is basically a MJD clone, even though he's not as physically gifted. Karim runs with proper pad level, forward lean, and does a good job of keeping his legs driving after contact.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim may have inside track for top backup    Sun Sep 4, 11:38 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim appears to be the favorite amongst the team's backup running backs to take over as the primary backup to starting RB Maurice Jones-Drew following the loss of RB Rashad Jennings (knee).

Footballguys view: Karim is built (and runs) a lot like Maurice Jones-Drew. He has a low center of gravity and strong leg drive to run through arm tackles. Karim is a quality backup and makes for a good handcuff behind Jones-Drew.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim sits out    Sun Aug 28, 01:03 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (concussion) was sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Karim reminds some of Maurice Jones-Drew because of his size and running style. He'll serve as the third-string back behind MJD and Rashad Jennings.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim leaves with head injury    Sat Aug 20, 03:02 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (head) left the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the Atlanta Falcons due to a head injury.

Footballguys view: Undrafted rookies Richard Murphy and DuJuan Harris should get an extended chance to show their stuff for the Jags and more importantly, the other 31 teams, in next week's preseason game.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim undergoes surgery    Mon Jan 10, 02:38 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (hand) recently underwent hand surgery, according to Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union.

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  Jaguars | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 21, 11:48 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Aaron Morgan, OT Adam Terry, FB Brock Bolen, RB Deji Karim, OL Guy Whimper, WR Jason Hill, WR Mike Sims-Walker, DL Nate Collins inactive for Week 11.

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  Jaguars | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Oct 3, 03:02 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Austen Lane, FB Brock Bolen, RB Deji Karim, LB Justin Durant, OG Kevin Haslam, DL Landon Cohen, SS Sean Considine, QB Trent Edwards inactive for Week week.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim may not be active for Week 4    Fri Oct 1, 02:54 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars may not have RB Deji Karim active for Week 4 even though he is no longer on the injury report, according to Vito Stellino, of The Florida Times-Union.

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  Jaguars | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 26, 02:58 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared FS Anthony Smith, DL Austen Lane, FB Brock Bolen, RB Deji Karim, LB Justin Durant, OG Kevin Haslam, DL Landon Cohen, DL Zach Potter inactive for Week 3.

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  Jaguars | Deji Karim questionable for Week 3    Fri Sep 24, 06:48 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 24, reports Jeff Elliot, of The Florida Times-Union. He is listed as questionable for Week 3 and may not play.

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  Jaguars | Three miss practice time Thursday    Thu Sep 23, 07:30 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Landon Cohen (knee) and LB Justin Durant (ankle) were not able to practice Thursday, Sept. 23. RB Deji Karim (thumb) was limited during workouts.

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  Jaguars | Five miss practice time Wednesday    Wed Sep 22, 07:01 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Justin Durant (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 22. DT Landon Cohen (knee), RB Deji Karim (thumb), S Anthony Smith (foot) and LB Daryl Smith (thigh) were limited during practice.

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  Jaguars | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 19, 03:39 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Aaron Morgan, FS Anthony Smith, DL Austen Lane, FB Brock Bolen, RB Deji Karim, CB Derek Cox, OG Kevin Haslam, CB Scotty McGee inactive for Week 2.

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  Jaguars | Two ruled out for Week 2    Fri Sep 17, 06:27 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (thumb) and CB Scotty McGee (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 17, and have been ruled out for Week 2, reports Jeff Elliot, of The Florida Times-Union.

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  Jaguars | Two ruled out for Week 2    Fri Sep 17, 06:27 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Deji Karim (thumb) and CB Scotty McGee (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 17, and have been ruled out for Week 2, reports Jeff Elliot, of The Florida Times-Union.

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