Special teams work in the NFL is most often left to younger guys, and certainly not veteran inside linebackers who regularly lead his team in tackles--which would make Bradie James and exception to the rule in the league.
James was on the field for two kickoffs against the Washington Redskins on Monday night, after reportedly approaching special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis about helping out in that area. He didn’t discuss the conversation between he and DeCamillis after the Redskins game, leaving his motivation for taking on a role on special teams unclear.
With the emergence of second-year guy Sean Lee this season, James has seen a decreased role in the defense, along with fellow veteran Keith Brooking. James is currently in his ninth year in the NFL.
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