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Florida State defensive back Derwin James has played in just two games in 2016 after an electrifying freshman season.

The standout defensive back is recovering from a torn meniscus and head coach Jimbo Fisher officially shut him down for the final three remaining regular season games with the opportunity to possibly return in a bowl game.

James reached out to Seminole fans with a plea of patience:

James is expected to be one of the top returning defensive backs next season, when the Seminoles hope yet again to vie for a College Football Playoff spot.

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