James, who was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, has been waived by the Atlanta Falcons.|||||||
James, a fifth-round pick in 2008 from Arizona State, was eligible to return from his suspension for this week's game at Cleveland. He played in only one game and did not record a tackle last season.
The NFL has suspended James for four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.|||||||
The 26-year-old James played in only one game and did not record a tackle. James, from Arizona State, was a fifth-round pick by the Falcons in 2008. He missed his rookie season with a concussion. James' suspension begins with the Falcons' Sept. 12 opener at Pittsburgh. He will be eligible for the Oct. 10 game at Cleveland.
Lingering symptoms from a concussion have forced James to be shut down for the season by the Atlanta Falcons.|||||||
The Falcons waived James, a fifth-round draft pick from Arizona State, on Tuesday after a specialist determined the linebacker was not recovering from a concussion as well as expected.
The Falcons signed James on Tuesday.|||||||
James, a fifth-round pick, on Tuesday became the ninth of the team's 11 draft picks to sign. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 5-foot-11, 218-pound James had 174 tackles in four seasons at Arizona State. He was chosen the team's most valuable defensive player after setting a career high with 108 as a senior.