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.