Posted May 31, 2012 on AP on Fox

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 23: Greg Olsen #82 of the Chicago Bears makes a reception against Bradie James #56 of the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on September 23, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cowboys won 34-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Updates. With AP Photos.) Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub approached veteran linebacker Bradie James with a wide grin. ''Did you know you're the oldest player on our team?'' Schaub teased at workouts this week. At 31, James is just five months older than Schaub, and 34-year-old kicker Shayne Graham is actually the oldest player on the roster. But for James, the message was loud and clear. ''All that means is that this is a really young team,'' James said with a laugh. ''At this stage in my career, it's time to get a ring.'' After trading longtime leader DeMeco Ryans to the Philadelphia Eagles in March, the Texans were looking for a veteran inside linebacker to fill the void. James signed with the team in April after spending 10 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. James said his familiarity with Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and linebackers coach Reggie Herring, who both coached him in Dallas, ultimately ...

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