Running back Mike James made the Buccaneers’ initial 53-man roster before being waived/injured before the season opener and eventually released with an injury settlement. He spent time with the Lions practice squad earlier this month, but recently became eligible to return to the Buccaneers and, per multiple reports, that’s exactly what he will do.
Rodgers suffered a sprained foot and joins Doug Martin and Charles Sims as injured members of the Tampa backfield. Sims is on injured reserve, but Martin can return at any point if his hamstring is healthy. With the Bucs on a short practice week before the Falcons this Thursday, the wait for Martin may have to wait at least another week.