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.”