Deji Karim
RB FA
4 years ago

Karim was removed from injured reserve with a settlement, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

It would seem the ailment that landed Karim on IR was either a phantom injury or not particularly severe, so he'll try to look for an opportunity elsewhere rather than sit out the entire 2014 season.

Deji Karim
RB FA
4 years ago

The Colts have signed Karim, The Sports Xchange reports.

Meanwhile, the team waived fellow running back Davin Megget, with Karim -- who recorded 12 carries for 51 yards in seven games with the Texans last season -- now joining the team's depth RB/return mix.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

Texans placed RB Deji Karim on injured reserve with a broken collarbone, ending his season.

Karim broke his collarbone Sunday against the Broncos. The Texans will trot out Jonathan Grimes as the starter at running back in the Week 17 finale against the Titans. Ray Graham has been signed to handle backup duties.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

Texans RB Deji Karim suffered a broken collarbone in Houston's Week 16 loss to the Broncos, and is done for the season.

Karim suffered the injury after filling in for an injured Dennis Johnson (hip). It leaves Jonathan Grimes as the Texans' Week 17 starter. A 2010 sixth-round pick, Karim heads into the offseason with just 110 career carries for 341 yards (3.1 YPC). He'll be far from a guarantee to crack someone's 53-man roster next summer.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

Deji Karim rushed eight times for 30 yards and lost one yard on his lone reception in Houston's Week 16 loss to the Broncos.

Dennis Johnson got the start, but Karim was the primary back throughout the second half. Karim has been in the NFL since 2010 and done very little to suggest he's worth a big-league roster spot. Look for a Johnson-Karim committee backfield when Houston takes on Tennessee in the regular season finale.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

The Texans will turn to Deji Karim as their No. 3 back in the absence of Arian Foster (back, hamstring).

Ben Tate will be the starter, and rookie Dennis Johnson will be the change-of-pace back. Karim is worth owning only in 16- to 20-team leagues in "hopes" of an extended Foster absence and another injury in Houston's backfield.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

The Texans are expected to sign free agent RB Deji Karim.

Karim, 27 next month, spent the summer with the Texans and rushed for 75 yards on 15 preseason carries. Houston is on its bye week and is dealing with injuries to Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (broken ribs). The Texans are expected to add at least one more running back, in addition to Karim.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

Texans waived RB Deji Karim.

Despite rushing for 75 yards on 15 preseason carries and having 26 games of regular-season experience, Karim loses out to UDFA Cierre Wood. Wood becomes a name for deep Dynasty leaguers to stash away as Ben Tate is entering a contract year and Arian Foster has a ton of tread on his tires.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

The Texans' official website says it "looks like" Deji Karim is in the lead for No. 3 running back duties.

Karim, entering his fourth season out of Southern Illinois, is competing with undrafted rookies Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson, and Ray Graham for the role, and he's rushed for 92 yards on 15 carries through two preseason games. Karim will be the second back in the game behind Ben Tate in Sunday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Saints. Karim also has special teams experience.

Deji Karim
RB FA
5 years ago

Coach Gary Kubiak said RB Deji Karim will get an extended look in Saturday's preseason game.