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Bradie James

Bradie James - #53 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 01/17/1981
Birthplace Monroe, LA
College LSU
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 4th round, 6th pick by Cowboys

Cushing's absence likely to be felt most in Texans' dime package

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
The Texans will miss ILB Brian Cushing in a number of ways, but likely none greater than his coverage abilities in Houston's dime package.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Cushing injury a significant blow to Texans

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Texans remained undefeated Monday night, but it wasn't without consequence: defensive captain Brian Cushing reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Texans still fired up about ILB James

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
New Texans ILB Bradie James has been so impressive that the spot vacated by DeMeco Ryans is now his to lose.

New Texans ILB James signed to develop Sharpton

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Although new Texans ILB Bradie James has more experience in Wade Phillips' "D" than any of his teammates, it's Darryl Sharpton's starting job to lose.

Texans agree to terms with ILB James

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Texans have added another piece to their new-look linebacking corps, agreeing to terms on Thursday with free-agent ILB Bradie James.

Futures of Newman, James up in air

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are likely to undergo changes in the offseason on defense, with CB Terence Newman and ILB Bradie James possible casualties.

Owners lose players' trust with TV contract revelation

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
NFL owners have yet to break their league's players union, but they have succeeded in one thing: They succeeded in breaking whatever trust existed between the two sides.

Giants figure to stick with P Dodge

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Despite a roller-coaster season by rookie Matt Dodge, the Giants are expected to give him every opportunity to win the punting job next season, according to NFC East Whispers.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Redskins TE Davis not making expected impact

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
Although he's considered a big-time talent, Washington TE Fred Davis hasn't shown enough this season for the coaches to showcase him as a receiver.


Posted Nov. 30, 2012
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).
Posted April 13, 2012
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.
Posted Oct. 19, 2008
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.
Posted Sept. 20, 2006
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.
Posted Sept. 08, 2006
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.