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Vinny
03-16-2005, 09:38 PM
By John Clayton, ESPN.com

Colts halfback Edgerrin James shocked the team Wednesday by signing his one-year, $8.081 million tender as a franchise player.

James, who has been given permission to shop his services, now would be fined if he holds out of training camp. There has been a limited trade market this offseason for veteran halfback. The Bucs, Cardinals and Dolphins are the three main teams looking to find a new featured back.

James rushed for 1,548 yards (fourth most in the NFL) and nine touchdowns last season, and also caught 51 passes for 483 yards.

For the Colts, this is great news because it gives them the confidence that James will be with the team this year unless they get the right trade offer. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2014597

OzzO
03-16-2005, 10:23 PM
Guess Edge wants one more spin around the block to see if they'll make it all the way? Maybe he thinks it's possible with the Pats coordinators out of the way? Or possibly he was getting much on the market....

Interesting that he did it considering it's just a one year deal.

ledzeppelin229
03-16-2005, 10:24 PM
Guess Edge wants one more spin around the block to see if they'll make it all the way? Maybe he thinks it's possible with the Pats coordinators out of the way? Or possibly he was getting much on the market....

Interesting that he did it considering it's just a one year deal.

He could still be traded and just rework a longer deal with his new team I believe, no signing bonus to make things difficult.