Charles James (American football)

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Charles James
No. -- – Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-14) May 14, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin
College: Charleston Southern
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 43
Pass deflections: 2
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Charles James II (born May 14, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Charleston Southern,[1] and signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2013. James has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, and Buffalo Bills.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants (2013)[edit]

James was signed by the New York Giants on May 10, 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He was released on August 31, 2013 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on October 5, 2013 where he played in 12 regular season games mostly on special teams.[2] James was released by the Giants on August 26, 2014.[3]

Houston Texans (2014)[edit]

James was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad on October 1, 2014 and was promoted to the active roster on December 29, 2014.[4] He was released by the Texans on September 5, 2015.[5]

Baltimore Ravens (2015)[edit]

James was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on September 8, 2015.[6] On October 13, 2015, he was signed to the active roster.[7] On October 17, 2015 James was waived by the Ravens.[8]

Houston Texans (2015–2016)[edit]

James was claimed off waivers by the Texans on October 19, 2015.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2015 with a foot injury.[10] He was re-signed by the Texans on March 7, 2016.[11]

On December 5, 2016, James was waived by the Texans.[12]

Indianapolis Colts (2016)[edit]

James signed with the Indianapolis Colts on December 12, 2016.[13] He was released on May 1, 2017.[14]

Buffalo Bills (2017)[edit]

On May 2, 2017, James was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[15] He was waived on August 12, 2017.[16]

Jacksonville Jaguars (2017)[edit]

James was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 14, 2017.[17] He was released on September 1, 2017.[18]

Personal life[edit]

James was a fan favorite on the television show Hard Knocks with the Texans in 2015. He was known for his colorful socks and outgoing personality.


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  2. ^ "Charles James promoted from practice squad". 
  3. ^ Eisen, Michael. "Giants announce roster cuts; 75-man roster set". 
  4. ^ "Texans bring in Charles James, Kendall James". 
  5. ^ "The Texans 53-man roster is set". 
  6. ^ Mink, Ryan. "Ravens Sign CB Charles James to Practice Squad". 
  7. ^ "Ravens Waive CB Rashaan Melvin, OLB Jason Babin". Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Ravens Move RB Terrence Magee to Active Roster, Cut Charles James". 
  9. ^ "Texans claim Charles James II". 
  10. ^ "Charles James II headed to IR with foot injury". 
  11. ^ "Texans sign Adams, James to extensions". 
  12. ^ "Texans sign Al-Hajj Shabazz, waive Charles James". December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Indianapolis Colts sign CB-Charles James". December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Bills claim CB Charles James off waivers". May 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (August 12, 2017). "Bills sign CB Jumal Rolle". 
  17. ^ "Jaguars claim cornerback Charles James II off waivers". August 14, 2017. 
  18. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions".