What, What? Seahawks Release TJ Duckett After Signing Edgerrin James

Bleacher ReportSenior Analyst IAugust 26, 2009

The Seattle Seahawks announced the release of TJ Duckett after they signed former Indianapolis Colts star Edgerrin James.

Can I get a what, what?

OK, so James turned in a good postseason performance for the Arizona Cardinals last January, but this move makes no sense.

At 31, James is not an every-down runner like he was.  Meanwhile, at 28, Duckett is one of the best short-yardage running backs in the NFL.

In 2008, James had three touchdowns, 514 yards, and 24 first downs.  Duckett had eight touchdowns, 172 yards rushing and 26 first-downs.

Keep in mind, however, that James had his yards in a high-flying offense with open lanes, while Duckett earned his stats the hard way.

If the Cincinnati Bengals are reading this, take a look at Duckett, because your team needs another running back and Duckett would be a great fit.