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Edgerrin James | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/1/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 219
College: Miami (FL)
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Former Seahawks and Colts RB Edgerrin James has announced his retirement from the NFL.
"I've been retired," James confirmed to ProCanes.com, a Miami Hurricanes website. "I'm not playing anymore. That’s the way I wanted it. I wanted to get in, get out, no big thing. I’m on to something else now. Now, I’m a fan." James, 33, spent 11 seasons in the NFL, seven with the Colts. Four times he ran for over 1,500 yards, and he made the Pro Bowl in all of those seasons. Also an elite receiver out of the backfield in his prime, James will leave the game with 15,610 total yards and 91 touchdowns. He's a prime candidate for the Colts' Ring of Honor. Tue, Jul 26, 2011 03:24:00 PM

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Free agent Edgerrin James says he has not ruled out a return to football.

Edge hasn't generated a lick of interest since averaging 2.7 yards per carry in Seattle last season, and being waived in early November. "Now I'm healthy," he said. "If the right situation presents itself, I'll be playing." Going on age 32, James hasn't averaged better than 3.9 YPC since the '05 season.
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 03:58:00 PM

Ex-Seahawk Edgerrin James passed through waivers Wednesday, and is now an unrestricted free agent.

There will be scant interest, if any, in the 31-year-old. He proved in a seven-game stint with Seattle that his days in the league are numbered. Edge showed no burst, averaging 2.7 yards per carry while breaking few tackles.
Wed, Nov 4, 2009 04:56:00 PM

Seahawks released RB Edgerrin James.

This should be the end of the line for the potential Hall of Famer. The 31-year-old was averaging just 2.7 yards on 46 carries compared to 5.7 for Justin Forsett and 3.9 for starter Julius Jones. Forsett moves up to No. 2 on the depth chart, with Louis Rankin as the third back. James is unlikely to draw interest as a free agent.
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 05:22:00 PM

Edgerrin James rushed 16 times for 46 yards and added one reception for seven yards against the Jags in Week 5.

The rushing yardage was his highest total since joining Seattle, but much of it came in garbage time to run out the clock. He remains clearly behind starter Julius Jones.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 07:44:00 PM

Edgerrin James rushed 11 times for just 30 yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 win.

James lacked explosiveness, much like last season with Arizona, and was not used as a receiver in the passing game. Julius Jones played almost strictly with the first-team offense, indicating that Edge hasn't turned the backfield into a true committee yet. James got his carries in during garbage time.
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 08:31:00 PM

Edgerrin James carried the ball two time for 11 yards in the Seahawks' preseason finale.

James, 31, looked shifty in his brief action on the opening series. He'll be Julius Jones' backup to start this season, but that could change before too long.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 09:44:00 AM

Seahawks coach Jim Mora said there's a chance Edgerrin James could play in the preseason finale if he feels comfortable with the playbook.

James went through his most extensive practice as a Seahawk Monday. Even if James gets a couple series in during Thursday's game, Julius Jones will still get the bulk of the early-season carries.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 09:42:00 AM

Edgerrin James did not dress for the Seahawks' third preseason game Saturday night, and is also expected to miss the exhibition finale.

Edge is healthy, but doesn't know the offense yet. His debut won't come until the regular season opener, meaning Julius Jones will likely dominate carries early in the year. Jones has been unimpressive in the preseason, though, and averaged just 3.8 yards per attempt Saturday against the Chiefs.
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 11:56:00 AM

Seahawks coach Jim Mora suggested that Edgerrin James will be used the team's goal-line/short-yardage back.

"I think Edgerrin does that," Mora said of converting short-yardage opportunities. "He rarely takes a negative run. He always falls forward." Julius Jones is locked in as the starter, and Justin Forsett will see change of pace duties. Edge appears to be taking T.J. Duckett's role, and he's better insurance should Jones suffer an injury.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 08:25:00 PM

After a couple days of calling the Edgerrin James deal "speculation," the Seahawks officially announced they have signed the veteran running back Tuesday night.

The delay was because Drew Rosenhaus was at the team's facility ironing out contract details. Julius Jones said he isn't worried about the move because Edge is just replacing T.J. Duckett on the depth chart, but he should be. James will eat into Jones' carries immediately and possibly overtake him. Given Seattle's offensive line woes, it's wise to avoid this backfield.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 08:45:00 AM

Seahawks agreed to terms with RB Edgerrin James on a one-year, $2 million contract.

This is what happens when you watch Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett for too long. We suspect James won't start immediately, but it could happen in time. Initially, he'll be a role player that will cut deeply into Jones' workload. James can still get what's blocked and is effective on passing downs, but he's an ordinary player now. This makes all three Seattle committee backs late-round fodder.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 05:31:00 PM

The player rep for free agent Edgerrin James says his client is in "great shape" and ready to sign with a team.

"We expect his market to develop soon," agent Drew Rosenhaus added, all but admitting that James hasn't had a market to this point. The 31-year-old needs injuries to strike. He could help a team as a No. 2/third-down back.
Sat, Aug 8, 2009 10:20:00 PM

Free agent Edgerrin James reiterated his intention to play football in 2009.

"There are not 32 backs out there who are better than me," said James. "I want to continue to play. I can play at a high level." Edge insists he will not rush to decide where to play. His best chance at playing time is to wait for a training camp injury to another back.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 10:29:00 AM

FOXSports' Alex Marvez writes that free agent Edgerrin James "would have to accept a backup spot" if he is to sign with the Saints.

This is likely why Edge won't go to New Orleans. The Saints would use him as a true backup for Pierre Thomas, basically replacing Reggie Bush. Bush is now a slot receiver with extra passing-down value, and essentially no longer a ball carrier. Marvez says the Saints are happy with starting Thomas, meaning they probably won't offer Edge more than the minimum.
Mon, Jul 6, 2009 03:13:00 PM

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