The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that the team also signed former Houston Texans cornerback Charles James to a contract following a recent workout with the team.
It’s worth noting that the team had an open roster spot on their 53-man active roster after a handful of other roster moves Monday.
Originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Charleston Southern in 2013, the 5’9″, 185 pound cornerback has also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans (twice) before joining the Colts–having been released by Houston in early December of this season.
The 3rd-year cornerback has appeared in 33 career games (1 start), recording 19 tackles and 2 passes defensed.
James’ biggest claim to fame so far in his young football professional career was that he was widely considered a fan favorite on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2015 while with the Texans, when he demonstrated his outgoing personality and colorful socks–eventually earning his way onto the team’s active roster.
If active, the young cornerback should contribute immediately on special teams.