Edgerrin James, the running back who used to be one of the best players at his position in the NFL, was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday. James played in a backup role in Seattle but his production just wasn’t up to par.
In seven games, James had 46 rushes for only 125 yards — or an average of 2.7 yards per rush. He also had three receptions for 19 yards. The 31-year-old didn’t have a touchdown for the Seahawks.
In the offseason, James was let go by the Arizona Cardinals after playing with the Cardinals for four seasons. Before joining the Cardinals, James began his career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1999.
With James out of the picture, the Seahawks will likely lean more on Julius Jones and Justin Forsett. Jones has 346 rushing yards, while Forsett has 109 rushing yards.
As for James, his career could very well be over. He hasn’t been very productive in the last few seasons and for a running back he is getting up there in age.