Dolphins Beat: LaMichael James making a push for RB2 job

Dolphins RB LaMichael James took a risk when he requested his release from the 49ers early last season, frustrated after receiving just 41 carries in two-plus years.

He found a job with the Dolphins three weeks later, initially on the practice squad and then on the 53-man roster beginning in mid-November. But he had only three carries, for 9 yards.

“I can do anything,” he said. “I can play receiver, running back, returner. … I love my chances against anybody. I just have to believe in myself.”

Asked to assess the battle for the No. 2 running back job, Joe Philbin on Thursday said: “I think Damien Williams has had a really good camp. LaMichael James has done well.

Jay Ajayi is picking things up and improving. I really like the group.”

He also mentioned Mike Gillislee’s work in the red zone.

Fantasy Impact: 

The former Oregon star is challenging for the backup running back behind Lamar Miller. James, selected in the second round in 2012, has looked very good in training camp, according to the story. The odds are likely against him as Williams projects to be the RB2 and Jay Ajayi is at least a good change of pace back to give the team a power running option.

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