Seahawks dump Duckett

As expected, the Seattle Seahawks — who have yet to acknowledge “speculation” regarding the impending arrival of running back Edgerrin James — have cleared a path for their hypothetical arrival.

Per a league source, the Seahawks have dumped backup tailback T.J. Duckett.

Duckett was informed of the decision on Monday night.

The move makes Duckett, a first-round pick of the Falcons in the 2002 draft, an unrestricted free agent.

The Seahawks signed Duckett in 2008, at or about the same time they signed Julius Jones and while Shaun Alexander was still under contract.

After four seasons with the Falcons, Duckett was traded to the Redskins in 2006.  Following a single season in D.C., he spent one year in Detroit before signing with the Seahawks.

Duckett’s best season came way back in 2003, when he rushed for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns while splitting touches in Atlanta with Warrick Dunn. 

11 responses to “Seahawks dump Duckett

  1. Look for the Detroit Lions to sign Duckett, it would make sense to pair him up again with Mo Morris.

  2. If you live in Atlanta, you’re surprised Duckett lasted this long. Mora and Knapp couldn’t wait to get rid of him once they realized his talent level back in the day. The first thing I said when they named Mora the coach in waiting, was that Duckett will be gone quick. He didn’t have any control in personnel when Holmgren was coaching. Edge James is a great addition, zone blocking schemes fit his run style perfectly..Go Hawks!!!!

  3. I look forward to my late round flyer on second-year guy Justin Forsett will pan out in my fantasy league.

  4. “ncm42 says: August 24, 2009 11:13 PM
    How long until the Broncos sign him?”
    I think that Hillis might produce better than Ducket TBH.

  5. Apparently LaMont Jordan has lost 30lbs…hopefully there’s no need for the DonkeyShow to add Duckett.
    Seattle wasn’t good at doing anything with the ball last year…and Detroit is Detroit. I think he’s still got some good carries in him.

  6. BigBald, I agree completely that Hillis is much better than Duckett. I was merely trying to be sarcastic, because my Donks seem to sign every other castoff running back this off season…

  7. I didn’t agree when I saw it, but it was just yesterday I came across a site that listed Duckett as a prime sleeper candidate. They tore down the other Seattle backs and used that to point to opportunity for Duckett.

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