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Craig James

#5 CB,

Free Agent

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27 yrs


5'10'' / 195 lbs


Southern Illinois


Reaches injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-12

The Lions released James (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

James was placed on the Lions' IR on Tuesday after sustaining some sort of injury during minicamp, and the team has now reached an injury settlement with the 28-year-old cornerback. The four-year veteran is now free to sign elsewhere once he returns to full health.

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Waived with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-11

The Lions waived James (undisclosed) with an injury designation Tuesday.

James will revert to Detroit's injured reserve if he clears waivers. He suited up for two games with the Jets last season, playing 58 percent of defensive snaps versus the Eagles in Week 6 as a result of short-term injuries to both Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed.

Likely to start sans Sauce

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-15

James will likely start Sunday's matchup versus the Eagles in place of Sauce Gardner (concussion), Rich Crimin of reports.

The Jets' other starting cornerback, D.J. Reed, is also unavailable due to a concussion, so James and Bryce Hall will be asked to slow down DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown, while Michael Carter will presumably handle slot duties. James has appeared in just one game this season and played primarily on special teams.

Lands new deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

James signed a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

James was cut by the Jets in July with a non-football injury designation. Now healthy, James will get a second chance to earn a role with the team next season.

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