Edgerrin James to the Saints?

May 19, 2009

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Fox Sports is reporting that the Saints are interested in the recently released Edgerrin James to fill the void left by Deuce McAllister’s departure.  Pierre Thomas has proven that he can perform when given the opportunity, but he hasn’t proven he can hold up for a full season.  He has just 181 carries the past two years.  Reggie Bush is a threat both running the ball, and catching it, but he is an injury risk.  Having a reliable third back makes a lot of sense.  Though he’ll turn 31 this summer, Edge did show some signs of life in Arizona’s postseason run last year.  He was unhappy with his role last year, and I’m not sure he’d be thrilled to be the third RB in a pass-happy offense.  However, his phone isn’t exactly ringing off the hook so his options are limited.

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