Cardinals Release Disgruntled Running Back Edgerrin James


Published: April 28, 2009


... all know by now that Edgerrin James status on the Cardinals' roster was simply a facade—that Wisenhunt was just keeping him around as an insurance policy.

After seeing Tim Hightower rise and fall faster than a child television star, as well as J.J. Arrington bolt for Denver, wouldn't he play the caution card, too?

Regardless, Edgerrin James is gone and on the verge of being forgotten as a Cardinal, despite being a huge reason why their offense finally found some balance during their historic run to the Super Bowl.

After voicing his displeasure with his contract, and then with his status with the team, it was truly only a matter of time before it happened. And that "time" came Tuesday, just days after the Cardinals snagged Ohio State's Chris "Beanie" Wells in the NFL Draft.

While the Cardinals seem to have found not only their replacement for the departing James, they also appear to have found a gem late in the first round-a bruiser with goo...

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