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Cards Cut Edgerrin James

As expected, the Arizona Cardinals have released running back Edgerrin James.
James, a ten-year veteran who joined the Cardinals three years ago, began lobbying for his release not long after he was benched for rookie Tim Hightower during the 2008 regular season.  Even after James regained his starting job for the postseason run, he wasn’t regarded as a guy who would remain with the team for the final season of his four-year deal.
And he still wanted out.
Once the Cardinals picked Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells in round one, it became obvious that the defending NFC champs would move on.
The transaction frees up $5 million in cap space, which in theory could be used to sign receiver Anquan Boldin to a new contract.
The Cardinals also cut defensive end/linebacker Travis LaBoy and cornerback Rod Hood.
“It’s never easy to release veteran players who have contributed to the team’s success and these three individuals certainly fall into that category,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said in a team-issued release.  “But like every decision we make, it simply comes down to what is in the best interest of our football team and what gives us the best chance for success.  We’re grateful to all three of them for their contributions and wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

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18 Responses to “Cards Cut Edgerrin James”
  1. chcgokoala says: Apr 28, 2009 6:51 PM

    “Block this, Edge”

  2. blackoutzone says: Apr 28, 2009 7:05 PM

    come on home edge

  3. nolajoe says: Apr 28, 2009 7:23 PM

    The Saints ought to jump on this and sign the Edge quickly!

  4. Unsterblich856 says: Apr 28, 2009 7:26 PM

    Not Hood, I loved Hood.

  5. Fredex says: Apr 28, 2009 7:28 PM

    The Rod Hood move is a little surprising. He’s a pretty decent player… if the Eagles hadn’t traded for Hobbes, I’d be clamoring for them to bring him back.
    If Sheldon Brown were to get moved, I’d definitely be a Hood advocate.

  6. Hamel says: Apr 28, 2009 7:31 PM

    I bet Hood will be on a plane back to Philly tomorrow.

  7. SF Saints Fan says: Apr 28, 2009 8:13 PM

    Next up…….Saints.

  8. madden0001 says: Apr 28, 2009 8:16 PM

    I hear Wells already hurt himself traveling to Phoenix….

  9. rew14478 says: Apr 28, 2009 8:24 PM

    Laboy and Hood too? Hell, they could have traded them easier than Edge. Where is all the Cards $ tied up at??????

  10. Osterhouse says: Apr 28, 2009 8:27 PM

    Free at last free at last.

  11. fretileoctogenarian says: Apr 28, 2009 8:35 PM

    It makes a lot of sense for Philly to sign him to a small deal. He can provide the immediate relief for Westbrook while McCoy learns the offense and he can also provide the third down short yardage help.

  12. oxnard says: Apr 28, 2009 9:11 PM

    ye will hardly be missed…

  13. Wrathchild says: Apr 28, 2009 9:31 PM

    I wonder if the Eagles will snag both Edge and Hood.

  14. PkrBkr1 says: Apr 28, 2009 11:01 PM

    perfect fit for Green Bay. Ted Thompson is on a roll in being out of character

  15. cramjones says: Apr 29, 2009 12:13 AM

    Did they use a straight-edge?

  16. Pea Tear Griffin says: Apr 29, 2009 11:05 AM

    LeBoy is surprising. He seemed to have a good post-season. My guess is he’ll end up in Kansas City.

  17. finsbooyah says: Apr 29, 2009 12:30 PM

    Parcells!!! Cut Jason Allen and sign Hood!!!

  18. butterk2 says: Apr 29, 2009 12:47 PM

    So why don’t people complain here about management not living up to the contract it signed just like when the players try to get out of their contract?

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