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Edgerrin James Signs with Seattle Seahawks

Edgerrin James signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, while TJ Duckett was waived by the team. The Seahawks have struggled this preseason with 2.9 yards per carry, so they decided to go with Edge instead of Duckett. Word had been that TJ Duckett was being considered as a possible goal line option, so it’s possible that Edgerrin, who is a good 10 lbs heavier than Julius Jones, might first be given that job.

Edge Had a Good 2008 Playoffs

Remember that Edgerrin James had a solid 2008 playoff run after a disappointing regular season with the Arizona Cardinals. While Edgerrin’s time with the Cardinals was a fantasy disaster for the most part, the Cardinals just don’t run the ball very well. Given that Edgerrin James only has to beat out Julius Jones for the starting job, I would suggest Edgerrin James is worth a late-round flyer in most fantasy football formats – especially those without a point-per-reception format.

The smaller Justin Forsett is the likely 3rd-down running back, and I’ve seen Forsett drafted in the 18th-20th round in drafts this year.

Don’t Rely Too Much on Seahawks Runners

Of course, this is the Seattle Seahawks running game, which hasn’t shown very much since Shaun Alexander was in his prime. Keep in mind that Walter Jones is missing at least 4-6 weeks, and I saw a report today that the 35-year old Walter Jones might be gone for the year. That’s not going to help any of these runners.

Still, if you see Edgerrin James late in a draft and you’re desperate for another running option, you might take a shot on the old guy. Remember, Edgerrin James is only a year older than Ladainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook, so he might still have a little life left in his legs.



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