Bradie James to return for senior season

LSU linebacker Bradie James picked a bank in his hometown of West Monroe to announce his intention to stay with the Tigers for his senior season. The three-year starter at linebacker, James has decided to forego the NFL draft for another year but will not play alongside Trev Faulk next season. Faulk announced Tuesday he would skip his senior year to become a pro.

James finished hus junior year with 103 tackles and a team-high eight stops behind the line. Southeastern Conference coaches named him to their first-team all-league defense while the Associated Press gave him honorable mention on their post-season All-SEC team.

NFL analysts projected James as a second- or third-round pick in April's draft. Most feel he stands a chance of signifcantly improving his status in the draft with another season in college, and he earn recognition among the nation's top linebackers in the pre-season Butkus Award list.

The only other LSU player with a decision to make regarding the NFL is wide receiver Josh Reed. He has scheduled a news conference at LSU Thursday at 1 p.m.

What are your thoughts on James' decision? Was it the right thing? What about Trev Faulk's decision to leave early, and Josh Reed's upcoming announcement.

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