Charles James "showed up" on special teams

After stealing the show last Tuesday evening on "Hard Knocks", Charles James turned in a pair of great special teams plays in the Texans' loss to Denver.

At the 3:26 mark of the opening quarter, the cornerback was the first man down on a Shane Lechler punt. James dropped Omar Bolden at the Denver 7-yard line, pinning Peyton Manning and the Broncos deep in their own territory.

At the start of the second quarter, Lechler and James were at it again, as the corner downed the punter's bomb at the Broncos' 2-yard line.

"Shane Lechler, he put those punts out there," James said. "I want to be there for him every time and try to make a tackle every play. He's counting on me and I'm counting on him."

The third year defender finished with a pair of special teams tackles, as well as three more on defense. 

"He shows up in a lot of different areas," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He showed up tonight on special teams. He made some really good plays. He's in a very competitive position on the roster, but he's certainly held his own within that position."

For James, the approach to Saturday evening's contest with the Broncos was very simple.

"I really just tried to go out and go hard," James said. "Go as hard as I possibly can. I felt like I did some good things. I feel like I left a few plays out there."  

James and the Texans will practice again on Monday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. 

View the best game photos from the Texans-Broncos game Saturday night at NRG Stadium.

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