Texans coach Gary Kubiak says cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Bradie James and offensive linemen Derek Newton and Antoine Caldwell will miss Sunday's game at Tennessee. All of those players sat out Friday's workout, as did cornerback Alan Ball, who has a sore foot. Kubiak had already ruled out linebacker Brooks Reed, who's sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury.|||||||
James (hamstring), Joseph (hamstring), Caldwell (hamstring) and Newton (right knee) have sat out practices all week. Ball will be a game-time decision. The Texans (10-1) can clinch a playoff spot with win in Tennessee (4-7).
The Houston Texans have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Bradie James and re-signed linebacker Tim Dobbins. The Texans needed to add depth at linebacker after trading DeMeco Ryans to Philadelphia.|||||||
The 6-foot-2, 246-pound James played for Dallas from 2003-10. He made more than 100 tackles in five straight seasons and led the Cowboys in tackles six times. He had 15 1/2 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, 12 recoveries and two interceptions in his nine seasons with the Cowboys. James will be reunited with Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, linebackers coach Reggie Herring and assistant linebackers coach Bobby King, who coached him in Dallas.
James left Sunday's game against the Rams in the second quarter with an elbow injury.|||||||
James, who is listed as day-to-day, had 32 tackles in the Cowboys' first six games.
James signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension with Dallas on Tuesday. The fourth-year linebacker led the Cowboys with 93 tackles last season and has 12 tackles in the first two games. He suffered a groin injury in the final preseason contest, but has suited up against Jacksonville and Washington.|||||||
James took over last season when Dat Nguyen suffered a neck injury and has entrenched himself as a starter.
James returned to Dallas Cowboys practice Wednesday after missing Monday's workout with a groin injury he suffered in the final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys linebacker is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.|||||||
James is still scheduled to start at left inside linebacker on Sunday, although Ryan Fowler could see increased playing time if the injury is a problem. James had 72 tackles and 2 1-2 sacks in 16 games for the Cowboys last season.