Houston Texans: Another “Hard Knocks” star gets his pink slip


Add defensive back Charles James II to the list of Texans players to receive their walking papers as he was informed of his release by the team Saturday.

James said goodbye to Houston via his Twitter page this afternoon;

James was trying to make the team in a crowded defensive backfield that included Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson and first round pick Kevin Johnson.

The odds were not in his favor, but head coach Bill O’Brien told James he made it difficult on the team due to his strong play in the preseason and great work ethic.

Outside of his work on the field, fans rooted for James because of his portrayal on the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” The show dedicated a segment to the socks that he wore and even sideline reporter, Erin Andrews, was shown telling James how much she enjoyed him on the show.

James stayed in good spirits posting a picture of himself with his huge smile, while adding;

"The face you make when you get released but you know God got you covered! Appreciate all my people especially in Houston who became Charles James fans this ain’t the last of me you can believe dat! Rom 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” #CJII"

The Texans did try to trade James before making the release, but had to settle for getting nothing in return as no takers were found.