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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
6Curtis Painter
7John Skelton
8Thad Lewis
9Ricky Stanzi
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Jordan Palmer
16Tyler Thigpen
17Josh Johnson
18Caleb Hanie
19Garrett Gilbert
20Keith Wenning
21Brad Sorensen
22Seth Lobato
23Tim Tebow
24Logan Kilgore
25Jordan Rodgers
26Bryn Renner
27Brendon Kay
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Chase Rettig
31Tommy Rees
32Brock Jensen
33Pat White
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
17Alex Green
18Brandon Saine
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Jeff Demps
22Spencer Ware
23Tim Cornett
24Zurlon Tipton
25Stephen Houston
26Orleans Darkwa
27D.J. Harper
28Evan Royster
29Dion Lewis
30Mikel Leshoure
31Lance Ball
32Isaac Redman
33Ray Rice
34Javarris James
35Josh Vaughan
36Darren Evans
37Delone Carter
38Anthony Allen
39Damien Berry
40Richard Murphy
41William Powell
42Phillip Tanner
43Jordan Roberts
44Orwin Smith
45Derrick Strozier
46Demitrius Bronson
47David Fluellen
48Roy Finch
49Tim Flanders
50Jordan Lynch
51George Atkinson III
52Zach Bauman
53Terrance Cobb
54Dominique Williams
55Cierre Wood
56Stefphon Jefferson
57Michael Hill
58Ronnie Wingo
59Kendall Gaskins
60Deonte Williams
61Bradley Randle
62Quentin Hines
63De'Leon Eskridge
64Armond Smith
65Tauren Poole
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
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Ray Agnew
10Toben Opurum
11Maurice Hagens
12Roosevelt Nix
13James Baker
14Quinn Johnson
15Harvey Unga
16Owen Marecic
17Shaun Chapas
18Dorson Boyce
19Eric Kettani
20Owen Schmitt
21Greg Jones
22Evan Rodriguez
23Collin Mooney
24Braden Wilson
25Zach Boren
26Lonnie Pryor
27Jordan Campbell
28Ben Bartholomew
29Ina Liaina
30Stephen Campbell
31J.C. Copeland
32Chad Young
33Kadeem Jones
34Chad Abram
35Alex Debniak
36Ryan Roberson
37Jonathan Amosa
38Rupert Bryan
39Devonte Campbell
40Michael Zordich
41Jourdan Brooks
42Emil Igwenagu
43Nate Eachus
44Jon Hoese
45Ben Guidugli
46Eddie Williams
47Ryan D'Imperio
48Karl Williams
49Cameron White
50Nikita Whitlock
51Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Michael Preston
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Deonte Thompson
8Lamont Bryant
9Ryan Whalen
10Jamar Newsome
11Greg Childs
12Julian Talley
13Kevin Hardy
14Tim Benford
15Josh Bellamy
16LaRon Byrd
17Keenan Davis
18Kain Colter
19Solomon Patton
20Erik Lora
21Taulib Ikharo
22Terrence Toliver
23Ben Obomanu
24Richard Goodman
25Devery Henderson
26Johnathan Haggerty
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Emmanuel Arceneaux
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Robby Toma
37Carlin Isles
38Javontee Herndon
39Donte Foster
40Travis Labhart
41Seth Roberts
42Chandler Jones
43Marcus Lucas
44Will Murphy
45Skye Dawson
46Chad Bumphis
47Marcus Jackson
48Derek Moye
49Kamar Jorden
50Nicholas Johnson
51Jordan White
52Chris Summers
53Jeremy Kelley
54Sederrick Cunningham
55Zach Rogers
56Josh Lenz
57Dan Buckner
58Roy Roundtree
59Jonathan Krause
60Colin Lockett
61Kerry Taylor
62Kevin Smith
63Erik Highsmith
64Tyrone Goard
65Joseph Anderson
66Sam McGuffie
67Mark Harrison
68Cole McKenzie
69Jamal Miles
70Rashad Evans
71T.J. Moe
72Jasper Collins
73Brandon Carswell
74Jeremy Ebert
75Bert Reed
76Terrell Sinkfield
77Jheranie Boyd
78Eric Rogers
79Rashaad Carter
80Chip Reeves
81Mike Davis
82Cody Hoffman
83Kadron Boone
84Torrence Allen
85Quintin Payton
86Wilson Van Hooser
87C.J. Goodwin
88Seantavius Jones
89Andrew Peacock
90Demetrius Fields
91Scott Pillar
92Julius Pruitt
93Mardy Gilyard
94Jon Baldwin
95LaQuan Williams
96Diondre Borel
97Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Marc Mariani
8Jordan Shipley
9Jacoby Ford
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Clyde Gates
13Austin Pettis
14Kealoha Pilares
15Mohamed Massaquoi
16Earl Bennett
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Eric Page
20Brittan Golden
21Chris Givens
22Darius Hanks
23Raymond Radway
24Da'Rick Rogers
25Aaron Mellette
26Robert Gill
27Donte' Stallworth
28Uzoma Nwachukwu
29Myles White
30Willie Snead
31Ryan Lankford
32Eric Thomas
33Lacoltan Bester
34L'Damian Washington
35Chris Matthews
36Nick Williams
37Charles Hawkins
38Alex Gillett
39Fred Williams
40Jeremy Gallon
41Greg Hardin
42Michael Jenkins
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Dominique Croom
46Emory Blake
47Chris Harper
48Lanear Sampson
49Alec Lemon
50Lamaar Thomas
51David Douglas
52Dale Moss
53Brandon Collins
54Tray Session
55Jeff Fuller
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58Jarett Dillard
59Dezmon Briscoe
60Isaiah Williams
61Duke Calhoun
62David Reed
63Tim Toone
64Roberto Wallace
65Bobby Sewall
66Terrence Austin
67Ronald Johnson
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
82Ryan Spadola
83Jerry Johnson
84Tori Gurley
85Jason Thompson
86Perez Ashford
87Rodrick Rumble
88Brandon Kaufman
89Patrick Crayton
90Micah Hatfield
91Chris Boyd
92Weston Dressler
93Omarius Hines
94Gerrard Sheppard
95Andy Cruse
96Anthony Amos
97R.J. Webb
98Andrew Helmick
99Anthony McClung
100Jordan Harris
101Tony Washington
102Jaz Reynolds
103Austin Franklin
104Kelsey Pope
105Alex Neutz
106Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10Mickey Shuler
11D.J. Williams
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Phillip Supernaw
16Jamie Childers
17Andrew Szczerba
18David Paulson
19Sean McGrath
20Steve Watson
21Justice Cunningham
22Marcel Jensen
23D.J. Tialavea
24Evan Wilson
25Anthony Denham
26Justin Jones
27Asa Watson
28Dan Gronkowski
29Cameron Brate
30Matt Furstenburg
31Ben Cotton
32David Rolf
33Chris Pantale
34Emmanuel Ogbuehi
35Jacob Pedersen
36Jake Byrne
37Gerell Robinson
38Brett Brackett
39Mike McNeill
40Hayden Smith
41Nelson Rosario
42Joe Sawyer
43Brody Eldridge
44Nate Byham
45Zach Potter
46Colin Cloherty
47Martin Rucker
48Cameron Morrah
49Jeron Mastrud
50Steve Maneri
51Dominique Curry
52Konrad Reuland
53Allen Reisner
54Weslye Saunders
55Richard Gordon
56Dedrick Epps
57Joel Dreessen
58Ben Hartsock
59Visanthe Shiancoe
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Martell Webb
63Michael Higgins
64Alex Silvestro
65Cameron Graham
66Travis Beckum
67Richard Quinn
68Jake O'Connell
69Isaiah Stanback
70Evan Moore
71Tim Biere
72Dominique Jones
73Andre Hardy
74Erik Swoope
75Blake Annen
76Chase Dixon
77Jason Schepler
78Chase Clement
79Adam Schiltz
80A.C. Leonard
81Rob Blanchflower
82Joe Don Duncan
83Evan Landi
84Taylor Cook
85Colin Anderson
86Travis Tannahill
87Morrell Presley
88Jerome Cunningham
89Brian Wozniak
90Justin Perillo
91Jake Murphy
92David Wright
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Alex Henery
7Nate Freese
8Carey Spear
9Matt Szymanski
10Giorgio Tavecchio
11Derek Dimke
12Danny Hrapmann
13Brandon Bogotay
14Havard Rugland
15Austin Signor
16Dustin Hopkins
17Morgan Lineberry
18Quinn Sharp
19Brett Baer
20Chris Boswell
21Michael Palardy
22Sergio Castillo
23Mitch Ewald
24Kevin Goessling
25Brett Maher
26Jose Maltos
27Adam Yates
28Zach Ramirez
29Zach Hocker