Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 4/19/12

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27: Bradie James #56 of the Dallas Cowboys is introduced before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Bradie James has adapted to situations throughout his nine-year NFL career. He was a back-up linebacker and special teams player early in his career with the Cowboys, lost weight to play in Wade Phillips' scheme in Dallas and now he is expected to bring experience and leadership to a Texans defense which lost two of its stars during the offseason -- DeMeco Ryans and Mario Williams. James, 31, signed with the Texans early in April after being let go by the Cowboys. He will compete with Daryl Sharpton for Ryans' old job as an inside linebacker in the Texans' defense. That should not be a huge adjustment for James since he's already familiar with Phillips' scheme and personality. "Wade is kind of laid back but not too laid back," James said. "If you want to get Wade riled up just miss an assignment and he'll get after you. But Reggie (linebackers coach Reggie Herring) is the guy that is a spit on the side of your face type guy. He's just always on you like an old nagging woman. They...
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