Seahawks part ways with Edgerrin James
Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2009 5:15 PM ET
A league source tells us that the Seattle Seahawks have released running back Edgerrin James.
James, an 11-year veteran, spent seven years with the Colts before signing with the Cardinals as a free agent in 2006. He asked to be released after losing his starting job during the 2008 season, but the Cardinals kept him around. Ultimately, he was re-installed as the starter for the team's inspiring playoff run.
The Cardinals continued to squat on his rights through the draft, during which they picked Ohio State running back Beanie Wells with the 31st selection in round one.
James drew mild interest before landing in Seattle during the latter portion of August. He rushed for 125 yards on 46 carries, an average of only 2.7 yards per attempt.
Still, his performance was sufficient to pass Marcus Allen on the all-time rushing list. Currently, James is at No. 10, 33 yards behind Marshall Faulk.
Since the trading deadline has passed, James will be required to pass through waivers. He has a base salary of $1 million. If unclaimed, he'll be entitled to collect the balance of base pay ($529,000) as termination pay.
It remains to be seen whether James, a very strong candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame, lands with another team this year.