Hard Knocks Standout James Cut by Texans


As the Houston Texans begin cutting their roster down to the acceptable 53-man roster, we’re going to see some fan-favorite faces of HBO’s docu-series Hard Knocks. One of those standout stars is hopeful defensive back Charles James II.

Houston Chronicle NFL writer John McClain confirmed that the Texans waived James last week.

The boisterous and talented athlete was often seen with his signature flashy socks. He showed flashes of greatness on the field in the D back position, but was also called upon for running back duties. Houston is light on the RB position with Arian Foster sidelined by a groin injury.

James received more screen time than usual on last week’s episode four of Hard Knocks. He faced New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in an online game of Madden 16. It was a hard fought game, but the cover athlete Beckham came through as the victor.

Odell Beckham Jr. Plays Charles James in an online game of Madden 16

James impressed in his last preseason game against the New Orlean Saints with great tackles on defense and special teams. He even showed promise when put in as running back late in the game. He broke off a 73 yard touchdown, which was called back due to a holding call.

Since the cut just happened this week, we won’t see it happen until tonight’s season finale. Due to all of his screen time in past episodes, his cut should be a well produced and lengthy process.

No official word on where James will end up in the league if anywhere, but Houston Chronicle NFL writer Aaron Wilson reports that James has joined the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad.

Tune in on Tuesday to see coach O’Brien break the news to James on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. EST.