James signed with the Colts on Monday. James joins the Colts after being waived by the Texans last week. The cornerback and special teamer played 21 games across two years in Houston prior to his release, and totaled 18 tackles with one pass defended in 12 games this season.
The Texans opted to wave James on Monday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. James will presumably end up on the Texans practice squad if he clears waivers. He was subsequently replaced by Al-Hajj Shabazz on the team's roster. The 26-year-old had played in ever game this season, recording 18 tackles and one pass defended.
James (foot) made three tackles in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco. James is expected to earn a roster spot in the secondary, most likely as the team's fifth cornerback and special teams regular.
James (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp, the Texans' official site reports. James reportedly played through a stress fracture in his foot for over a month before suffering a complete fracture and landing on injured reserve in December. Subsequently, he missed the near-entirety of Houston's offseason program, but hasn't reported any setbacks and will be ready for the start of training camp.
James was placed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in Sunday's win over the Titans. James has been playing with a foot injury the past few weeks and it finally caught up with him.