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pr_capone
03-05-2009, 12:30 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3950351


Source: James wants release
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By John Clayton
ESPN.com
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Arizona Cardinals halfback Edgerrin James contacted Cardinals general manager Rod Graves on Tuesday and pleaded with him to be released, according to a source.

James, who was benched in the middle of last season, is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to make $5 million. He had lost his job to Tim Hightower, so he figured he would be released by the first of March.

James' concern, the source said, is that he's entering the free-agent market too late, with a number of potential options already closed. Derrick Ward took away a chance to go to Tampa Bay when he signed a four-year, $17 million contract. Cedric Benson re-signed in Cincinnati on Tuesday with a two-year, $7 million deal. Fred Taylor took away an option in New England when he signed a two-year, $5 million deal.

James assumes he's not going to be with the team this season because he figures Hightower will be the starter and the Cardinals wouldn't want a $5 million backup. But as of Tuesday night, James remains part of the Cardinals.

James has rushed for 12,121 yards during his NFL career, including 1,159 and 1,222 yards during his first two seasons with the Cardinals. Last year, he had only 514 yards on 133 carries.

He is 30 years old and is entering his 11th season.

LJ to AZ
Boldin to KC

perhaps not straight up trade but...

is Hightower ready to be the full time #1?

does KC even want Boldin?

surely Pioli/Haley would not sign James if LJ is traded away... *shudders*

L.A. Chieffan
03-05-2009, 12:32 AM
hes only 30?

Silock
03-05-2009, 12:33 AM
I'd trade LJ straight up for Boldin.

Short Leash Hootie
03-05-2009, 12:34 AM
REPOST

pr_capone
03-05-2009, 12:42 AM
REPOST

I am posting/reposting it because it is relevant to a situation that is possible for the Chiefs.

It is a real possibility that Boldin suits up for the Chiefs this season depending on what AZ wants for him.

The fact that they need a RB, assuming Edge gets his release/trade, and we have one to spare does not hurt the situation either.

redngold85
03-05-2009, 12:42 AM
sign the papers!!!!!!!!!!!!

jAZ
03-05-2009, 12:45 AM
Why does everyone think we are getting rid of LJ? Last I heard from Pioli, he seemed pretty certain that LJ would stay a Chief.

RustShack
03-05-2009, 01:00 AM
Why would Haley want to trade for Boldin who hates him again?

royr17
03-05-2009, 03:48 AM
DUH !!!

What else is new he has wanted out of AZ since before the Super Bowl.

kysirsoze
03-05-2009, 04:25 AM
Why does everyone think we are getting rid of LJ? Last I heard from Pioli, he seemed pretty certain that LJ would stay a Chief.

I think it's more that everyone WISHES we were getting rid of LJ. :thumb:

InChiefsHell
03-05-2009, 07:25 AM
I can't believe Edge is only 30...that means he entered the NFL at the age of 19?!?? Damn. I had no idea...

PhillyChiefFan
03-05-2009, 08:43 AM
I'd trade Johnson to AZ for a 6th rounder and a nice turkey sandwich right now.

:D

Molitoth
03-05-2009, 08:50 AM
Edge? No thanks.

KCrockaholic
03-05-2009, 09:22 AM
eh, hes kinda washed up now...Hes not the guy we has 8 years ago. Lets just say he couldnt start on our team, even without LJ. Charles would be the starter before James.

Darth CarlSatan
03-05-2009, 09:24 AM
Okay, before we even start;
NO.

HC_Chief
03-05-2009, 09:24 AM
Boldin and Haley had a contentious relationship. Not sure he would want to play in KC.

Frankie
03-05-2009, 10:09 AM
I'd trade LJ straight up for Boldin.

That would be comitting rape.

Jilly
03-05-2009, 10:12 AM
Why does everyone think we are getting rid of LJ? Last I heard from Pioli, he seemed pretty certain that LJ would stay a Chief.

LJ did an interview recently 610 or 810, I don't remember which one, and straight up said he hated KC. Why would Pioli keep someone here who has no desire to play?

Frankie
03-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Why does everyone think we are getting rid of LJ? Last I heard from Pioli, he seemed pretty certain that LJ would stay a Chief.

Off season GMs and Coaches = Election politicians

Frankie
03-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Edge? No thanks.

I'd give him a one year contract to fill LJ's spot.

Frankie
03-05-2009, 10:17 AM
Okay, before we even start;
NO.

OK then.

You said that so forcefully.

Jilly
03-05-2009, 10:21 AM
OK then.

You said that so forcefully.

right? Makes me want to cower in the corner.

beach tribe
03-05-2009, 10:27 AM
right? Makes me want to cower in the corner.

I was unaware DCS could get a point across without a YouTube video.:evil:

Jilly
03-05-2009, 10:33 AM
I was unaware DCS could get a point across without a YouTube video.:evil:

Apparently GIANT fonts and colorful letters do the trick too.

StcChief
03-05-2009, 10:51 AM
I think it's more that everyone WISHES we were getting rid of LJ. :thumb:This. me included but Business is Business.
never know. could be a 3 way where we send Boldin somewhere and get somebody else?

Darth CarlSatan
03-05-2009, 10:53 AM
When emphasizing the sheer and utter wrongness of a potential situation in a non-face to face environment, creative methods MUST be used.