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