Edgerrin James Still Hopes to Play

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Running back Edgerrin James is currently unsigned but he is hoping to land somewhere and begin his 11th season in the NFL.

"There are not 32 backs out there who are better than me," James said, "I want to continue to play. I can play at a high level. I’m not saying where I want to go. It will all take care of itself.”

NFL betting statistics show that James is currently #11 on the all-time rushing list in NFL history. He was released by the Arizona Cardinals but he could find a spot with another team before training camps begin. James rushed for 2,895 yards in three seasons for the Cardinals as NFL betting numbers indicate. His career total is 12,121 yards as stats show. He had only 514 yards with Arizona last season and spent some time on the bench behind Tim Hightower. James needs only 123 yards to move into 10th place on the all-time NFL odds rushing list.

Online sports betting notes tell us that James does not want to rush into making any decisions. His longtime girlfriend died in April so James is making sure he has everything in order before signing with a team. "I had to make sure that part was taken care of first," James said, "Now I’m getting into football more."

James has received support from Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis who believes that James still has something left. "He can go anywhere in the NFL," Portis said. "The media and the outside world, they’re always looking for the next best. They get bored with people who are good all the time. He’s a Hall of Fame back. His numbers speak for themselves." While James does have excellent career numbers his recent play really leaves something to be desired. He was taken out of the NFL betting lineup last season and really didn’t show much during 2008.

The Cardinals are not looking at bringing James back but other teams could be in the market for a veteran running back. Training camps for most NFL teams open within the next week as or so as online betting information shows and many teams will be looking to shore up weak spots. There is a very good possibility that James will get a good look in the NFL odds from at least one team.

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