Bradie James eager for Sean Lee's return

SAN ANTONIO -- Bradie James is sick and tired of rookie linebacker Sean Lee missing practices.

Well, more tired than sick.

James isn't too concerned about Lee falling behind due to missing the last 13 practices with a strained quadriceps. He just wants some more rest.

"I don't know if it's a setback," James said. "I just know the vets have to take more reps because he's not in there, so he needs to get back."

Lee is expected to return to practice this afternoon. It's about time, if you ask James.

"If we can get the rookie to ever come out and practice, it will be good, you know what I mean," James said. "I'm sure he's going to get a storyline return, but he needs to get his butt back out here and practice."