Seahawks coach Jim Mora and his newest running back, Edgerrin James, spoke with reporters following practice.
James' role. Mora repeatedly used the word "complementary" to describe James' anticipated role. He said Julius Jones would be the "workhorse" back. James said he was not here to "compete" with Jones. The two played catch for a while during practice. James said he was picking Jones' brain in an attempt to get up to speed.
Releasing Duckett. The Seahawks preferred James to T.j. Duckett, who was released, because the coaching staff determined Duckett was more of a role player at this point. The team felt as though James was better prepared to serve as a complementary back, not just a situational one.