Breer: Change you can believe in?
In the new CBA, teams with new head coaches get an offseason jump-start. Albert Breer analyses six regime changes. More ...
According to the Chronicle, James is expected to compete with Darryl Sharpton for the starting weakside linebacker job that's available after DeMeco Ryans was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Sharpton is recovering from season-ending surgery for a torn quad muscle, but he's expected to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
By signing James and re-signing Dobbins, finding an inside linebacker in the draft won't be a priority, according to the Chronicle. The Texans are expected to use a high draft choice on an outside linebacker and could take an inside linebacker with a lower pick.