Seahawks mum on adding rusher James

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks are mum on talk they are on “Edge.” For now, anyway.

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks are mum on talk they are on “Edge.” For now, anyway.

A team spokesman said the team would not comment Monday about the subject of Edgerrin James, amid reports the free agent and league’s active leading rusher with 12,121 yards has signed with Seattle.

The spokesman said the Seahawks would address the “speculation” on Tuesday, their next practice day heading into their third pre-season game on Saturday at Kansas City.

The 31-year-old James, a former star with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts, did not visit Seahawks headquarters and was not in the Seattle area on Monday.

He has not taken or passed a physical, so a contract is not finished.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not immediately return e-mails and text messages seeking comment.

Seahawks coach Jim Mora did not comment on James during a 30-minute session with reporters.

When asked how his running backs have been this pre-season, Mora said “just OK.”

He called Seattle’s new running game “still a work in progress.”

“We’re always looking, at every position we’re looking,” for reinforcements, Mora said, while not specifically addressing the James talk.

Seattle has new offensive co-ordinator Greg Knapp installing his highly successful zone-blocking scheme for this season, and had been planning to use a triumvirate to run behind it: former Dallas Cowboys lead back Julius Jones, bruiser T.J. Duckett and elusive second-year man Justin Forsett.

In 12 combined seasons, those three have rushed for 5,125 fewer yards than James.

The 10-year-veteran passed Franco Harris last season for 11th on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. James is within 158 yards of both Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk on that list, and he is 191 yards behind Jim Brown for eighth.

The Cardinals finally granted James’ wish to be released in late April.

James had 794 carries for 2,895 yards and 16 touchdowns in his three seasons in Arizona.

He topped 1,000 yards in 2006 and again in 2007 but was benched for seven games early in ’08, the first time that’s happened in his career, as the Cardinals went with rookie Tim Hightower.

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