Houston Texans cornerback Charles James is fighting for a spot on the team, and in Saturday night's 14-10 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos, James made his case for a spot on the 53-man roster.
In the first quarter, James, who is in his second season, took down Denver punt returner Omar Bolden for a six-yard loss, in a play that pinned the Broncos back at their own six-yard line.
Later, James also downed a Shane Lechler punt at the Broncos two-yard line.
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"He showed up last night," Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said the day after the game, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. "(On) special teams, he shows up a little bit every week."
O'Brien noted James' prowess on special teams can only help him, especially considering Houston's depth at cornerback.
"That's a very competitive position," O'Brien said. "It comes down to a couple of weeks from now how many corners you expect to keep. One of the reasons you would potentially keep a certain corner definitely has something to do with special teams.
"Charles is a great guy. He's a passionate guy, and he's really fighting hard to make this team."
(h/t Houston Chronicle)