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James Sanders | Defensive Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Fresno State
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NFL suspended free agent S James Sanders four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Sanders, 29, appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals last season, making 19 tackles mainly as a special teams player. He visited the Steelers three weeks ago, but it has been his only trip of free agency. Sanders will be eligible to return to game action in Week 5. Fri, Apr 19, 2013 06:49:00 PM

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Free agent S James Sanders is visiting the Steelers on Thursday.

The Steelers lost backup safeties Will Allen and Ryan Mundy, and are in the market for an experienced veteran. Sanders has started 56 games in his eight-year career, registering 19 tackles with the Cardinals in 2012.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with S James Sanders, formerly of the Falcons.

The 28-year-old Sanders started six of his 15 appearances in Atlanta last season, recording 41 tackles without an interception. The Falcons will view him as experienced depth with the capability of chipping in on special teams.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 05:32:00 PM

The Cardinals hosted free agent S James Sanders on Tuesday.

Arizona is looking at Sanders as an upgrade on Rashad Johnson as a third safety candidate. He would play behind Kerry Rhodes and Adrian Wilson.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 01:00:00 AM

James Sanders has taken over for William Moore as the Falcons' starting strong safety.

Sanders racked up 10 tackles in last week's game at Houston, leaving him with 32 in four starts. Coach Mike Smith concedes that he will have a tough decision to make once Moore fully recovers from groin and quad injuries. The Patriots really could have used Sanders this season, but moved on too quickly in August.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 05:35:00 PM

Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder said James Sanders and Thomas DeCoud are still battling weekly for the starting free safety job.

Although DeCoud is listed as a starter on the depth chart, Sanders started last week and played almost 90 percent of the snaps. "We'll keep the ideal of him and Thomas competing for the free safety position," VanGorder said. "I think it's a good situation to have." IDPers can move on.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 11:22:00 AM

Falcons agreed to terms with S James Sanders on a one-year contract.

Renowned for his leadership, Sanders should be a good fit as a reserve safety and special teamer on a contender. He recorded 58 tackles, three INTs, and six passes defensed in 15 games and nine starts last season.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 10:16:00 PM

Free agent S James Sanders will visit the Chiefs if he doesn't agree to a deal with the Falcons Tuesday.

He has Patriots connections in Kansas City with GM Scott Pioli. Capable of playing both safety spots as well as special teams, Sanders is working out for the Falcons Tuesday afternoon.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 04:41:00 PM

The Falcons will host S James Sanders for a free agent visit Tuesday.

Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff is tapping his New England roots on this one. Sanders, 27, can play both safety positions and special teams. With the Falcons, he could be a third safety behind FS Thomas DeCoud and SS William Moore.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 08:21:00 PM

Patriots released S James Sanders.

It's a mild surprise as Sanders started next to Brandon Meriweather in Saturday's third preseason game and recorded nine starts a year ago. But the six-year veteran struggled badly against the run last year and Patrick Chung is ready to roll as the starter. With a $2.8 million base salary, keeping Sanders around to battle Sergio Brown for the third safety job didn't make much sense.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 01:36:00 PM

The Boston Globe suggests that Patriots S James Sanders "could garner some interest on the trade market" after the lockout.

The Pats could go forward with Brandon Meriweather, Pat Chung, Jarrad Page, and a special teamer as their safeties. Sanders, 27, is due a $2.8 million base salary. A nine-game starter last season, Sanders intercepted three passes including a pick-six and also had a forced fumble. However, Pro Football Focus graded Sanders as a poor run defender and below-average cover man. It's hard to imagine the Pats getting more than a late-round pick for him.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Patriots S James Sanders appears to be plummeting down the depth chart in training camp.

We don't know who's working as the No. 1 strong safety (likely Pat Chung or Brandon McGowan), but Sanders ran opposite undrafted FS Ross Ventrone on Wednesday, probably with the threes. Sanders didn't have a single pick last year, and wasn't great in coverage. The Pats may be ready to move on.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 05:06:00 PM

James Sanders, who was shuttled in and out of the lineup last year, is considered the early front-runner to start Week 1 as the Patriots' strong safety.

Second-year SS Patrick Chung should still give Sanders "a strong challenge" for the position after seeing plenty of first-team reps at OTAs. Sanders isn't a high-impact player, but is most familiar with the defense and knows all the calls. Brandon McGowan's snaps are expected to dwindle this season.
Sun, Jul 11, 2010 11:29:00 AM

Free safety James Sanders, who hadn't played in four weeks, started Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Sanders and Shawn Springs both rejoined the starting lineup, and the secondary showed significant improvement. Still, it's fair to question how much of that was playing against Panthers backup QB Matt Moore.
Mon, Dec 14, 2009 09:55:00 AM

Patriots FS James Sanders (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Brandon McGowan will start in Sanders' place once again.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 02:58:00 AM

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9Thad Lewis
10Ricky Stanzi
11David Carr
12Rex Grossman
13Vince Young
14Brady Quinn
15Kevin Kolb
16Jordan Palmer
17Tyler Thigpen
18Caleb Hanie
19Garrett Gilbert
20Keith Wenning
21Brad Sorensen
22Seth Lobato
23Logan Kilgore
24Jordan Rodgers
25Bryn Renner
26Brendon Kay
27Brett Smith
28James Franklin
29Chase Rettig
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Pat White
33Dennis Dixon
34Trent Edwards
35Nate Enderle
36John Parker Wilson
37Tyler Wilson
38Jerrod Johnson
39Adam Weber
40Nick Stephens
41G.J. Kinne
42Alex Tanney
43Ryan Katz
44Colby Cameron
45Kyle Padron
46James Vandenberg
47Mike Hermann
48Nathan Stanley
49Dalton Williams
50Matt Brown
51Caleb TerBush
52Tim Jenkins
53Dayne Crist
54Tajh Boyd
55Stephen Morris
56Collin Klein
57Rusty Smith
58Keith Price
59Alex Carder
60Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Brandon Saine
18D.J. Harper
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Jeff Demps
22Spencer Ware
23Tim Cornett
24Zurlon Tipton
25Stephen Houston
26Alex Green
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Lance Ball
31Isaac Redman
32Ray Rice
33Javarris James
34Josh Vaughan
35Darren Evans
36Delone Carter
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Phillip Tanner
42Derrick Strozier
43Demitrius Bronson
44David Fluellen
45Roy Finch
46Tim Flanders
47Jordan Lynch
48George Atkinson III
49Zach Bauman
50Terrance Cobb
51Dominique Williams
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
54Michael Hill
55Ronnie Wingo
56Kendall Gaskins
57Deonte Williams
58Bradley Randle
59Quentin Hines
60De'Leon Eskridge
61Jordan Roberts
62Orwin Smith
63Armond Smith
64Tauren Poole
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Quinn Johnson
10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Shaun Chapas
13Dorson Boyce
14Eric Kettani
15Owen Schmitt
16Greg Jones
17John Conner
18Evan Rodriguez
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Zach Line
22Lonnie Pryor
23Jordan Campbell
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Collin Mooney
27Toben Opurum
28Stephen Campbell
29J.C. Copeland
30Chad Young
31Kadeem Jones
32Maurice Hagens
33Roosevelt Nix
34James Baker
35Karl Williams
36Chad Abram
37Nikita Whitlock
38Cameron White
39Jourdan Brooks
40Alex Debniak
41Ryan Roberson
42Jonathan Amosa
43Rupert Bryan
44Devonte Campbell
45Michael Zordich
46Emil Igwenagu
47Nate Eachus
48Ryan D'Imperio
49Jon Hoese
50Ben Guidugli
51Eddie Williams
52Brock Bolen
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2Kevin Ogletree
3Nate Burleson
4Jabar Gaffney
5Titus Young
6Michael Preston
7Darius Johnson
8Keenan Davis
9Kevin Hardy
10Tim Benford
11Josh Bellamy
12Deonte Thompson
13Lamont Bryant
14Kevin Dorsey
15Kain Colter
16Jalen Saunders
17Erik Lora
18Taulib Ikharo
19Terrence Toliver
20Greg Childs
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Devery Henderson
24Richard Goodman
25Ben Obomanu
26Damian Williams
27Brian Robiskie
28Tiquan Underwood
29Charly Martin
30Matt Willis
31Lavelle Hawkins
32Brett Swain
33Chaz Schilens
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Johnathan Haggerty
36Emmanuel Arceneaux
37Kerry Taylor
38Will Murphy
39Javontee Herndon
40Donte Foster
41Chandler Jones
42Marcus Lucas
43Travis Labhart
44Seth Roberts
45Robby Toma
46Carlin Isles
47Jonathan Krause
48Colin Lockett
49Jeremy Kelley
50Sederrick Cunningham
51Jordan White
52Chris Summers
53Marcus Jackson
54Derek Moye
55Kamar Jorden
56Nicholas Johnson
57Roy Roundtree
58Skye Dawson
59Chad Bumphis
60Dan Buckner
61Zach Rogers
62Josh Lenz
63Mark Harrison
64Cole McKenzie
65Jamal Miles
66Rashad Evans
67Tyrone Goard
68Sam McGuffie
69Terrell Sinkfield
70Jheranie Boyd
71Eric Rogers
72Erik Highsmith
73Chip Reeves
74Bert Reed
75Brandon Carswell
76Joseph Anderson
77T.J. Moe
78Jasper Collins
79Kevin Smith
80Quintin Payton
81Wilson Van Hooser
82C.J. Goodwin
83Mike Davis
84Cody Hoffman
85Kadron Boone
86Torrence Allen
87Seantavius Jones
88Andrew Peacock
89Rashaad Carter
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Jeremy Ebert
93LaQuan Williams
94Diondre Borel
95Jon Baldwin
96Chastin West
97Julius Pruitt
98Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6Greg Little
7Clyde Gates
8Kealoha Pilares
9Earl Bennett
10Brandon Banks
11Eric Page
12Brittan Golden
13Chris Givens
14Jordan Shipley
15Jacoby Ford
16Marc Mariani
17Donald Jones
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Darius Hanks
20Raymond Radway
21Da'Rick Rogers
22Aaron Mellette
23Robert Gill
24Uzoma Nwachukwu
25Myles White
26Micheal Spurlock
27Steve Breaston
28Donte' Stallworth
29Chris Williams
30Willie Snead
31Ryan Lankford
32Eric Thomas
33Fred Williams
34Charles Hawkins
35Alex Gillett
36Jeremy Gallon
37Greg Hardin
38Lacoltan Bester
39L'Damian Washington
40Chris Matthews
41Michael Jenkins
42David Ball
43Devin Aromashodu
44Nick Williams
45Martel Moore
46Nicholas Edwards
47Dominique Croom
48Emory Blake
49Chris Harper
50Lanear Sampson
51Alec Lemon
52Lamaar Thomas
53David Douglas
54Dale Moss
55Brandon Collins
56Tray Session
57Jarett Dillard
58Dezmon Briscoe
59Tim Toone
60David Reed
61Jeff Fuller
62Isaiah Williams
63Duke Calhoun
64Ronald Johnson
65Joe Adams
66Devon Wylie
67Marvin McNutt
68Kevin Elliott
69Jared Green
70Mike Willie
71Michael Calvin
72Taveon Rogers
73Terrence Austin
74Roberto Wallace
75Bobby Sewall
76Deon Butler
77Darius Reynaud
78Early Doucet
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Devin Goda
82Ryan Spadola
83Jerry Johnson
84Tori Gurley
85Jason Thompson
86Perez Ashford
87Rodrick Rumble
88Brandon Kaufman
89Omarius Hines
90Gerrard Sheppard
91Andy Cruse
92Anthony Amos
93R.J. Webb
94Andrew Helmick
95Patrick Crayton
96Anthony McClung
97Jordan Harris
98Micah Hatfield
99Chris Boyd
100Weston Dressler
101Tony Washington
102Jaz Reynolds
103Austin Franklin
104Kelsey Pope
105Alex Neutz
106Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
5Kevin Ogletree
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
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11D.J. Williams
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Jamie Childers
15David Paulson
16Sean McGrath
17Andrew Szczerba
18Steve Watson
19Justice Cunningham
20Marcel Jensen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Evan Wilson
23Anthony Denham
24Justin Jones
25Asa Watson
26Emmanuel Ogbuehi
27Jacob Pedersen
28Matt Furstenburg
29Ben Cotton
30David Rolf
31Chris Pantale
32Nelson Rosario
33Jake Byrne
34Joe Sawyer
35Rashaun Allen
36Cameron Brate
37Joel Dreessen
38Ben Hartsock
39Visanthe Shiancoe
40Mike McNeill
41Hayden Smith
42Konrad Reuland
43Allen Reisner
44Weslye Saunders
45Richard Gordon
46Zach Potter
47Colin Cloherty
48Jeron Mastrud
49Steve Maneri
50Dominique Curry
51Dan Gronkowski
52Tom Crabtree
53Brody Eldridge
54Nate Byham
55Dedrick Epps
56Kellen Davis
57Martin Rucker
58Cameron Morrah
59Travis Beckum
60Richard Quinn
61Jake O'Connell
62Isaiah Stanback
63Jamie McCoy
64Nathan Overbay
65Evan Moore
66Martell Webb
67Michael Higgins
68Alex Silvestro
69Brett Brackett
70Andre Hardy
71Cameron Graham
72Morrell Presley
73Jerome Cunningham
74Dominique Jones
75Tim Biere
76Evan Landi
77Taylor Cook
78Colin Anderson
79Travis Tannahill
80Erik Swoope
81Blake Annen
82Chase Dixon
83Jason Schepler
84Chase Clement
85Adam Schiltz
86A.C. Leonard
87Rob Blanchflower
88Joe Don Duncan
89Brian Wozniak
90Justin Perillo
91Jake Murphy
92David Wright
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2Nate Freese
3Travis Coons
4Jay Feely
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7Matt Szymanski
8Giorgio Tavecchio
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10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Dustin Hopkins
15Morgan Lineberry
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17Brett Baer
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19Michael Palardy
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