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The star of 2015's "Hard Knocks" has once again been sent packing by the Texans. Find out why on BRB.

How it all ended for CJII.
How it all ended for CJII.
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Pressed into duty yesterday when Johnathan Joseph left the game due to injury, Charles James had a rough afternoon in the Texans' loss to Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers immediately picked on him, as many QBs have when James lines up at cornerback, with things culminating in James giving up a bad touchdown to Jordy Nelson. Today, the Texans decided they no longer required James' services.

For his part, James seemed to imply that his failure to contain Nelson  played a role in the team's decision, as he apologized that he "...couldn't be better in the most precious moments."

Best of luck to James as he looks to continue his NFL career.  Although he's struggled at CB, James is stout as a special teams gunner, which could mean he finds work elsewhere.  You never know--the Texans could bring him back down the line; they've done it before.

UPDATE: The team has already moved to fill James' vacated roster spot.

To bring things full circle, Shabazz was available because the Steelers cut him to sign...wait for it...Randy Bullock.

UPDATE (12/13/16): James has found work with very team the Texans most recently bested.

He seems happy. Good for him.

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