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Edgerrin James open to playing in "the right situation"

Edgerrin James is about to turn 32, and he’s coming off a season in which he averaged 2.7 yards a carry. But he says that if a team out there is looking for a veteran running back, he’s available.

“Now I’m healthy,” James said today at his youth football camp. “If the right situation presents itself, I’ll be playing.”

James says he’s not going out of his way trying to convince a team to sign him, but he does think NFL teams should keep him in mind.

“You never search,” James said. “You don’t have to search. My resume is out there. The one thing about me is you know what you’re going to get.”

James isn’t the runner he once was — he hasn’t averaged even 4.0 yards a carry in any season since he was with the Colts in 2005. But he still thinks he has the skills to contribute to an NFL offense.

“I’ve always been one of the best pass protectors out there,” James said. “I know I can block and I can help protect those $20 million a year quarterbacks.”

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12 Responses to “Edgerrin James open to playing in "the right situation"”
  1. Kris says: Jul 26, 2010 3:55 PM

    By “right situation”, I believe he really means “if anyone is willing to pay me”.

  2. technoboy says: Jul 26, 2010 4:03 PM

    How much is Bradford expected to make? Rams are looking for a backup RB.

  3. East Bay Ray says: Jul 26, 2010 4:12 PM

    Congrats on a nice career, Edge. Now it’s time for you to go get a real job.
    He was on his way to a HOF career before leaving the Colts. When he left, and they didn’t miss him at all, and won the Super Bowl without him, that did serious damage to his legacy. Still, 15,000+ yards from scrimmage and 91 TDs. Should get HOF consideration, right?

  4. FarvesFooPa says: Jul 26, 2010 4:13 PM

    UFL here i come!

  5. Zatko says: Jul 26, 2010 4:19 PM

    How about a 12million qb a few hours north of Indy?

  6. Thingamajig says: Jul 26, 2010 4:55 PM

    You know they’re over the hill when a running back’s resume says “I’ve always been one of the best pass protectors out there”.

  7. imalwaysright says: Jul 26, 2010 5:06 PM

    He would fit in nicely with the rest of the washed up running backs on the deadskins

  8. AD4MVP says: Jul 26, 2010 5:06 PM

    Let me interpret: James would be open to being paid millions of dollars to play in a very limited role for a contending team…..
    ahhhh duh, who wouldn’t?

  9. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jul 26, 2010 6:19 PM

    I’d prefer Jamaal Lewis at the point…

  10. antneejay2 says: Jul 26, 2010 8:28 PM

    “The one thing about me is you know what you’re going to get.” – Edgerrin James
    Yeah, 2.7 yards a carry.

  11. FumbleNuts says: Jul 26, 2010 9:17 PM

    Edge and Shaun Alexander should go play for the UFL, it would make that league more exciting.

  12. zilla1126 says: Jul 26, 2010 11:26 PM

    Edgerrin James is to Ken Griffey Jr as Ricky Williams is to Barry Bonds.
    Not every NFL RM gets faster coming off of a knee injury.
    You hear that Priest Holmes & Jamal Anderson?
    Not every NFL RB has some of his best years at age 30.
    You hear that Tiki Barber and Fred Taylor?

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