Charles James
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1990-05-14) May 14, 1990 (age 30)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin
College:Charleston Southern
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2013)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:43
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at

Charles James II (born May 14, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is 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 careerEdit

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]

Memphis Express (2019–present)Edit

In 2019, James signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

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. He also makes many appearances in NFL Top 100 to be interviewed.


  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 October 13, 2015.
  8. Downing, Garrett (October 17, 2015). "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".
  19. Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
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