The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with veteran running back Edgerrin James on a one-year deal worth $2 million, a league source confirmed to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi on Monday.
In conjunction with the move, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora confirms published reports that the Seahawks have parted ways with RB T.J. Duckett.
The Seahawks told reporters assembled at coach Jim Mora’s news conference Monday they would not have a comment on James until Tuesday.
James will provide depth and stability to a group of running backs that have been injury prone. Seattle plans to rely heavily on its run game in its version of the West Coast offense and James could have an opportunity to play a vital role. Julius Jones is the projected starter, but the Seahawks have been exploring adding another running back over the past few weeks. They contacted Warrick Dunn, who had three of his best seasons playing for Mora in Atlanta — but they opted for James.