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Edgerrin James Headed To The Saints?

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It’s widely speculated that New Orleans is a likely landing spot for former disgruntled Cardinal runningback  Edgerrin James.

James’ and the Cardinals relationship soured last season after he felt he was not being utilized properly, resulting in him being benched in favor of rookie Tim Hightower.

He eventually re-gained the starting job during the teams  improbale post season super bow run and actually performed very well.

It was just to late to mend he and the Cardinals ever worsening relationship.

When Arizona drafted highly touted runningback  Beanie Wells with the 31st pick, it was all but a done  deal.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure they say.

Edgerrin could be a nice fit in New Orleans. After all, at 31, Edgerrin still has the pop and vision to pick up the short yards as well as the power to punch it in on the goal line.

He has even been called a “more elusive Deuce McAllister”. Being compared to Deuce is one heck of a compliment.

Payton and the Saints admitted that they had tried to get Beanie Wells by trading up into the first round, obviously they failed.

Payton wants a big back quite badly and its obvious he doesn’t believe he has that sort of talent in house.

The Saints struggled with short  yardage situations last season. If they could have converted some key third downs and a few goal line touchdowns – you could have been looking at a playoff team.

We will keep an eye on this as it develops, but dont be surprised if the Saints make a play for James.

In fact it may already be in motion.

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