Chargers HC Anthony Lynn announced that the team will observe James this week before determining if he plays in Week 13’s game.
Lynn added that Chargers S Adrian Phillips has “a better chance” of playing on Sunday than James.
James was placed on injured reserve in September following a procedure to replace a screw that was inserted into his foot last summer.
James, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2018. He agreed to a four-year, $12,432,314 contract with the Chargers that includes a $7,121,684 signing bonus.
James’ contract includes a fifth-year option for the Chargers to pick up in 2021.
In 2018, James appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and recorded 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 13 pass defenses.