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LaChapelle
08-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Edgerrin James lands in Seattle
Posted by Mike Florio on August 24, 2009 5:19 PM ET
Patience, in the end, has paid off for veteran tailback Edgerrin James.

A league source tells us the ten-year pro has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks.

Per the source, it's a one-year, $2 million deal.

James, the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft, spent seven seasons with the Colts. He then signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals, who released him with one season remaining, at a base salary of $5 million.

The Cardinals initially declined to grant James his release, cutting him only after securing Beanie Wells with the 31st pick in the 2009 draft.

The Saints, who admitted that they tried to trade up to get Wells, reportedly were interested in James, but nothing ever materialized.


James currently has the eleventh highest career rushing total in league history, more than the likes of Franco Harris, Thurman Thomas, and John Riggins.


James trails Marcus Allen by only 122 yards, and James is only 158 behind Marshall Faulk.


James would pass Jim Brown 33 yards later, and Tony Dorsett would be leapfrogged another 427 after that.

The former University of Miami star joins a depth chart in Seattle that includes Julius Jones, T.J. Duckett, Justin Forsett, and Devin Moore. James' arrival might be bad news for Duckett, given that the tailbacks below second position typically are expected to play special teams.

Duckett is under contract through 2012, and he's due to receive a base salary in 2009 of $2.5 million. Jones is due to pocket $1.95 million in base salary.

Appearing in 16 games last season, Duckett rushed for only 172 yards. Jones generated 698 yards on the ground.

So, yeah, Duckett could be the odd man out.


Both Duckett and Jones were signed while Shaun Alexander, the 2005 MVP was still on the roster. Alexander later was cut.

He has since made no bones about his desire to play again, and the team's decision to take a chance on James likely has prompted Alexander to mutter more than a few bad words.

Bane
08-24-2009, 04:29 PM
I think he still has some good years left,never really been a huge fan but I hope he does well.

Von Dumbass
08-24-2009, 04:29 PM
They couldn't run at ALL on Denver the other night. If Seneca Wallace didn't play they would have been held under 50 yards. The stout run defense is back!

MoreLemonPledge
08-24-2009, 04:30 PM
They couldn't run at ALL on Denver the other night. If Seneca Wallace didn't play they would have been held under 50 yards. The stout run defense is back!

Really? Maybe their RBs were just that bad.

kstater
08-24-2009, 04:33 PM
They couldn't run at ALL on Denver the other night. If Seneca Wallace didn't play they would have been held under 50 yards. The stout run defense is back!

Has Orton gotten his new tattoo's yet? Or is that on tomorrow's agenda.

Demonpenz
08-24-2009, 04:48 PM
i think that he will go into canton as a colt though

Mecca
08-24-2009, 04:49 PM
Seeing how bad their RB's are, solid move.

Valiant
08-24-2009, 05:02 PM
They couldn't run at ALL on Denver the other night. If Seneca Wallace didn't play they would have been held under 50 yards. The stout run defense is back!

Yeah.. How did your defense do against the SF scrubs??

You will be fighting the Chiefs for worst team in the division..

Valiant
08-24-2009, 05:02 PM
i think that he will go into canton as a colt though

I guess if he buys a ticket and wears a Manning jersey..

Halfcan
08-24-2009, 05:04 PM
he should have retired

Warrior5
08-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Mays will crush him!

Piss on EJ.

KCtotheSB
08-24-2009, 06:58 PM
They couldn't run at ALL on Denver the other night. If Seneca Wallace didn't play they would have been held under 50 yards. The stout run defense is back!
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