Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Nov 2009

Seahawks Waive Edgerrin James

Much ado about nothing, as the Seahawks waived theoretical "goal line back" Edgerrin James today.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 03 Nov 2009

13 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2009, 9:05pm by Raiderjoe


by FourteenDays :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 6:57pm

I can't help but notice that the actual Tweet says that the Seahawks "terminated" him, which sounds considerably more sinister.

by Mike A (not verified) :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:02pm

Looks like Danny has noticed that, and clarified what he meant in more recent tweets.

by commissionerleaf :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:08pm

Wow. I guess that they were worried someone else would pick him up. When's the funeral?

by Evan D. (not verified) :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:18pm

Westbrook to the Seahawks next year, I'm calling it.

by CathyW :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:07pm

no no no no no!!!!! a thousand times No!

by CathyW :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:08pm

no no no no no!!!!! a thousand times No!

Sorry for double post

by Whatev (not verified) :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 1:02am

Seems to me like you still have 198 to go.

by Venger :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:27pm

He's still under contract next year...

by Evan D. (not verified) :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:41pm

Via trade

by J. (not verified) :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 7:32pm

In Indy, he always was good at picking up the blitz. Seattle should have tried him on the offensive line. It couldn't have been any worse than what they've got.

by Alex (not verified) :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:41pm

The excellent Field Gulls blog commented on James' release "He blocked like a center and ran like a guard."

by matthewglidden :: Tue, 11/03/2009 - 10:45pm

Edge finished the year eerily similar to another aging Seattle stringer, Franco Harris in 1984. Both played half a season, collected less than 200 yards, and averaged ~2.5 yards per carry. At least the 1984 version could absorb a middling player with its strong supporting cast. No luxury for that this year. :-/

by Raiderjoe :: Wed, 11/04/2009 - 9:05pm

James good at one time. Now old.