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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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3Chandler Harnish
4Josh Portis
5Matt Simms
6Thad Lewis
7Ricky Stanzi
8Curtis Painter
9John Skelton
10Mike Kafka
11Jordan Palmer
12Tyler Thigpen
13Caleb Hanie
14Tim Tebow
15Garrett Gilbert
16Keith Wenning
17Brad Sorensen
18Seth Lobato
19David Carr
20Rex Grossman
21Vince Young
22Brady Quinn
23Kevin Kolb
24Trent Edwards
25Logan Kilgore
26Jordan Rodgers
27Bryn Renner
28Brendon Kay
29Brett Smith
30James Franklin
31Chase Rettig
32Tommy Rees
33Brock Jensen
34Pat White
35Dennis Dixon
36Nate Enderle
37John Parker Wilson
38Tyler Wilson
39Jerrod Johnson
40Adam Weber
41Nick Stephens
42G.J. Kinne
43Alex Tanney
44Ryan Katz
45Colby Cameron
46Kyle Padron
47James Vandenberg
48Mike Hermann
49Nathan Stanley
50Dalton Williams
51Matt Brown
52Caleb TerBush
53Tim Jenkins
54Dayne Crist
55Tajh Boyd
56Stephen Morris
57Collin Klein
58Rusty Smith
59Keith Price
60Alex Carder
61Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Ogbonnaya
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Tauren Poole
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Jeff Demps
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25D.J. Harper
26Alex Green
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Brandon Saine
31Lance Ball
32Isaac Redman
33Ray Rice
34Javarris James
35Josh Vaughan
36Darren Evans
37Armond Smith
38Delone Carter
39Anthony Allen
40Damien Berry
41Richard Murphy
42William Powell
43Phillip Tanner
44Jordan Roberts
45Orwin Smith
46Derrick Strozier
47Demitrius Bronson
48David Fluellen
49Roy Finch
50Tim Flanders
51Jordan Lynch
52George Atkinson III
53Zach Bauman
54Terrance Cobb
55Dominique Williams
56Cierre Wood
57Stefphon Jefferson
58Michael Hill
59Ronnie Wingo
60Kendall Gaskins
61Deonte Williams
62Bradley Randle
63Quentin Hines
64De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
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
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Kevin Ogletree
5Michael Preston
6Titus Young
7Chris Owusu
8Darius Johnson
9Kevin Dorsey
10Lamont Bryant
11T.J. Graham
12Greg Childs
13Ryan Whalen
14Jamar Newsome
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Josh Bellamy
18Keenan Davis
19Kain Colter
20Erik Lora
21Taulib Ikharo
22Juron Criner
23Terrence Toliver
24Richard Goodman
25Damian Williams
26Devery Henderson
27Ben Obomanu
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Naaman Roosevelt
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Johnathan Haggerty
37Jonathan Krause
38Colin Lockett
39Robby Toma
40Carlin Isles
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Travis Labhart
44Seth Roberts
45Chandler Jones
46Marcus Lucas
47Will Murphy
48Skye Dawson
49Chad Bumphis
50Marcus Jackson
51Derek Moye
52Kamar Jorden
53Nicholas Johnson
54Emmanuel Arceneaux
55Kerry Taylor
56Jeremy Kelley
57Sederrick Cunningham
58Jordan White
59Chris Summers
60Zach Rogers
61Josh Lenz
62Dan Buckner
63Roy Roundtree
64Erik Highsmith
65Tyrone Goard
66T.J. Moe
67Jasper Collins
68Sam McGuffie
69Mark Harrison
70Cole McKenzie
71Jamal Miles
72Rashad Evans
73Jeremy Ebert
74Bert Reed
75Brandon Carswell
76Joseph Anderson
77Terrell Sinkfield
78Jheranie Boyd
79Eric Rogers
80Rashaad Carter
81Chip Reeves
82Mike Davis
83Cody Hoffman
84Kadron Boone
85Torrence Allen
86Quintin Payton
87Wilson Van Hooser
88C.J. Goodwin
89Seantavius Jones
90Andrew Peacock
91Demetrius Fields
92Scott Pillar
93Kevin Smith
94Jon Baldwin
95Chastin West
96LaQuan Williams
97Diondre Borel
98Julius Pruitt
99Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6Greg Little
7Clyde Gates
8Kealoha Pilares
9Brandon Banks
10Raymond Radway
11Jordan Shipley
12Jacoby Ford
13Marc Mariani
14Donald Jones
15Mohamed Massaquoi
16Earl Bennett
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Eric Page
20Brittan Golden
21Chris Givens
22Darius Hanks
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Donte' Stallworth
26Uzoma Nwachukwu
27Myles White
28Chris Williams
29Willie Snead
30Greg Hardin
31Ryan Lankford
32L'Damian Washington
33Lacoltan Bester
34Fred Williams
35Jeremy Gallon
36Eric Thomas
37Dominique Croom
38Emory Blake
39Charles Hawkins
40Alex Gillett
41Chris Harper
42Michael Jenkins
43Duke Calhoun
44Chris Matthews
45Lanear Sampson
46Alec Lemon
47Lamaar Thomas
48Martel Moore
49Nicholas Edwards
50Nick Williams
51David Douglas
52Dale Moss
53Brandon Collins
54Tray Session
55Jeff Fuller
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58Jarett Dillard
59Dezmon Briscoe
60Tim Toone
61David Reed
62Isaiah Williams
63Tori Gurley
64Ronald Johnson
65Terrence Austin
66Roberto Wallace
67Bobby Sewall
68Deon Butler
69Darius Reynaud
70Early Doucet
71Joe Adams
72Devon Wylie
73Marvin McNutt
74Kevin Elliott
75Jared Green
76Mike Willie
77Michael Calvin
78Taveon Rogers
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Devin Goda
82Omarius Hines
83Gerrard Sheppard
84Andy Cruse
85Perez Ashford
86Rodrick Rumble
87Ryan Spadola
88Jerry Johnson
89Brandon Kaufman
90Patrick Crayton
91Jason Thompson
92Anthony Amos
93R.J. Webb
94Andrew Helmick
95Tony Washington
96Jaz Reynolds
97Austin Franklin
98Chris Boyd
99Weston Dressler
100Jordan Harris
101Anthony McClung
102Kelsey Pope
103Micah Hatfield
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
5Kevin Ogletree
6Chris Owusu
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Randy McMichael
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Billy Bajema
13Daniel Graham
14Jamie Childers
15David Paulson
16Sean McGrath
17Chase Ford
18Andrew Szczerba
19Steve Watson
20Justice Cunningham
21Marcel Jensen
22D.J. Tialavea
23Evan Wilson
24Rashaun Allen
25Cameron Brate
26Anthony Denham
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Chris Pantale
31Nelson Rosario
32Mike McNeill
33Hayden Smith
34Jake Byrne
35Joe Sawyer
36Emmanuel Ogbuehi
37Jacob Pedersen
38Justin Jones
39Asa Watson
40Ben Hartsock
41Visanthe Shiancoe
42Dan Gronkowski
43Joel Dreessen
44Zach Potter
45Colin Cloherty
46Kellen Davis
47Martin Rucker
48Cameron Morrah
49Jeron Mastrud
50Steve Maneri
51Dominique Curry
52Konrad Reuland
53Allen Reisner
54Weslye Saunders
55Richard Gordon
56Tom Crabtree
57Brody Eldridge
58Nate Byham
59Dedrick Epps
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Martell Webb
63Michael Higgins
64Alex Silvestro
65Brett Brackett
66Cameron Graham
67Travis Beckum
68Richard Quinn
69Jake O'Connell
70Isaiah Stanback
71Evan Moore
72Brian Wozniak
73Justin Perillo
74Erik Swoope
75Blake Annen
76Chase Dixon
77Jason Schepler
78Chase Clement
79Adam Schiltz
80A.C. Leonard
81Rob Blanchflower
82Joe Don Duncan
83Dominique Jones
84Andre Hardy
85Tim Biere
86Evan Landi
87Taylor Cook
88Colin Anderson
89Travis Tannahill
90Jake Murphy
91Morrell Presley
92Jerome Cunningham
93Asante Cleveland
94David Wright
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Nate Freese
7Carey Spear
8Matt Szymanski
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Derek Dimke
11Danny Hrapmann
12Brandon Bogotay
13Havard Rugland
14Austin Signor
15Dustin Hopkins
16Morgan Lineberry
17Quinn Sharp
18Brett Baer
19Chris Boswell
20Michael Palardy
21Sergio Castillo
22Mitch Ewald
23Kevin Goessling
24Brett Maher
25Jose Maltos
26Adam Yates
27Zach Ramirez
28Zach Hocker