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The Miami Dolphins have cut running back LaMichael James and will bring up tight end Jake Stoneburner from the practice squad. 

By SI Wire
September 14, 2015

The Miami Dolphins have cut running back LaMichael James and will bring up tight end Jake Stoneburner from the practice squad, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

James returned two kicks for the Dolphins in their season-opening, 17–10 win over the Washington Redskins, averaging 27 yards per return. He did not carry the ball and had one fumble.

The Dolphins signed James to the practice on Sept. 30, 2014 and promoted him to the active roster on Nov. 10. He re-signed with the team in March.

James has played sparingly during his career, appearing in 15 games and tallying 184 rushing yards on 39 carries since being picked by the 49ers in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft. He has been more effective in the return game, averaging 28.3 yards on 28 career kick returns.

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Stoneburner signed with the Dolphins practice squad in Nov. 2014, after spending his first NFL season with the Green Bay Packers. Stoneburner played special teams for the Packers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State.

Miami will visit the Jaguars in Week 2.

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