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Edge In A Holding Pattern

The notion of Marvin Harrison going to the Vikings got us wondering about another unattached ex-Colt who’s on the back-nine of a very good career. Edgerrin James.
So we called agent Drew Rosenhaus and caught him between tweets (twits?) for an update on Edge.
James, who turns 31 in August, did get an offer from a team earlier this offseason, according to Rosenhaus. The agent wouldn’t reveal which club but declared, “We will be selective. We want to make sure for Edge that he goes to a good situation. He would like an opportunity to have a significant role and a great opportunity for playing time. We may wait until right before camp and see what teams have the greatest need. We may wait until during or after camps when teams are dealing with injuries.”
James is coming off the least productive season of his 10-year career, carrying for just 514 yards on 133 carries. But the Cardinals turned to him at the tail end of their stunning season and James gave himself some bounce as he entered the market, closing the regular season with a 14-carry, 100-yard game against the Seahawks and then going for 236 yards on 61 carries in four playoff games.
Rosenhaus said James won’t limit himself to considering teams only from the perceived NFL elite.
“Winning a Super Bowl is very important to him but there’s no way to know (who will be there at the end),” he pointed out.  “Nobody projected the Cardinals in the Super Bowl and the Patriots missing the playoffs last year. We won’t prognosticate which is the best team. We will focus on the opportunity as much as anything else.”
So where might opportunity and interest intersect? Well, in May, Saints GM Mickey Loomis acknowledged interest in James. And while they seem high on Pierre Thomas as their lead back and Reggie Bush as their No. 2, Thomas did suffer a mild injury during minicamp to the wrist he had surgically repaired at the end of last season. And the Eagles will spend much of the offseason waiting for their lead back, Brian Westbrook, to recuperate from recent ankle surgery.  
Meanwhile, Rosenhaus signalled that James is in fighting trim. “He’s always worked out on his own anyway so he continues to be in excellent shape. He’s healthy, excited and ready to have a great season.”
All he needs now is, y’know, an employer.

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9 Responses to “Edge In A Holding Pattern”
  1. Alabama leprechaun says: Jun 25, 2009 2:49 PM

    “All he needs now is, y’know, an employer.”
    Just like 11% of Rhode Island

  2. bbq says: Jun 25, 2009 2:52 PM

    Your mom is in a holding pattern between me and my couch, Curran.

  3. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 25, 2009 2:53 PM

    Welcome, Mr. Curran.
    And while they seem high on Pierre Thomas as their lead back and Reggie Bush as their No. 2
    Just to let you know, on this sites, comments like this will set off the Florio hates Bush crowd, even though Mike didn’t write it.

  4. unclaimedfright says: Jun 25, 2009 3:25 PM

    Come to Philadelphia, Edge. We’ll get that Superbowl ring together!

  5. Tempus fugit says: Jun 25, 2009 3:29 PM

    What- someone at PFT actually calling a source for information and even listing that source in the article. I demand an investigation- what have you done with Florio?

  6. Elaw6 says: Jun 25, 2009 3:40 PM

    Nice career Edge. You did “Da U” proud.

  7. HardHat says: Jun 25, 2009 4:27 PM

    “Winning a Super Bowl is very important to him but there’s no way to know (who will be there at the end),” he pointed out.
    Edgerrin “No Gain” James isn’t interested in winning a Super Bowl. He’s only interested in getting his touches. James is all about James.
    In the past 3 seasons, in almost 800 carries, he only had 5 carries over 20 yards and ZERO over 40. And he dropped almost every pass thrown his way. In short, he sucked.
    And throughout all that mediocrity, he constantly blamed the Cardinal offensive line for his pathetic YPC, when in reality defenses were almost always spread out in nickel packages trying to defend Warner/Fitzgerald/Boldin/Breaston. He should have been having a field day.
    Last season, No Gain was in a great situation, and was en-route to a Super Bowl; yet he asked to be released late in the season so he could get “more touches” with a non playoff contender like Tampa Bay.
    Yes, No Gain wanted to be released from a team with a chance at the Super Bowl (a very good chance, as it turned out) so he could churn out more 2 yard carries to build up his career stats (for what could only be described as a very uninspiring career with very few highlight-reel carries).
    After watching him plod along and listening to his “Leon”-type statements for the past 3 seasons, I’m so glad the Cardinals are rid of that bum.
    Let the Hightower/Wells/Wright era begin!

  8. scotto_65 says: Jun 25, 2009 4:31 PM

    “Winning a Super Bowl is very important to him but there’s no way to know (who will be there at the end),” he pointed out. “Nobody projected the Cardinals in the Super Bowl and the Patriots missing the playoffs last year. We won’t prognosticate which is the best team. We will focus on the opportunity as much as anything else.”
    TRANSLATION: WHICH EVER TEAM IS WILLING TO HAND OVER A CHECK WITH THE GREATEST NUMBER OF 0’s AT THE END OF IT….. COINCIDENTALLY DREW GETS PAID ON A PERCENTAGE BASIS.

  9. empty13 says: Jun 25, 2009 7:02 PM

    leon “no gain” james. has a nice ring to it, hardhat…

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