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Aussie_steeler
03-07-2008, 10:14 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3282689

Jones agrees to four-year deal as Seahawks bolster backfield
The Seahawks reached an agreement in principle Friday night with former Cowboys running back Julius Jones, the second running back move made by the team this week.

Julius Jones Running Back Dallas Cowboys
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2007 Season Stats Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
164 588 2 23 203 0

Jones agreed to a four-year deal worth around $3 million a year. The contract is similar to the five-year, $14 million contract reached with halfback T.J. Duckett earlier this week.

With Jones and Duckett on Seattle's roster entering the season, the question is whether or not Shaun Alexander will be around. The Seahawks decided to keep Alexander until they found replacements and now they have two potential replacements.

Jones is expected to compete for the starting job. Duckett was signed to be a short-yardage back as well as a backup fullback and power back. Jones is considered a more elusive back than Duckett.

Jones' final two choices were Seattle and Detroit, although he had interest from the Bears and Eagles for potential visits next week. He had also visited with the Tennessee Titans.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.



With Julius Jones and TJ Duckett both signing 5 yr deals is sure looks like Alexander is about to be cut.

Steel Buckeye
03-07-2008, 10:28 PM
Alexander sucks. He hasn't done anything since 2005.

lilyoder6
03-07-2008, 10:52 PM
i do think that alexander would be cut since they did sign these 2 rb's.. and jones will be the starting rb b/c y else sign him.. bye bye alexander

xXTheSteelKingsXx
03-08-2008, 01:09 PM
I think that Seattle is just bringing in competetion to try to motivate Alexander into playing like he did his MVP season.

lilyoder6
03-08-2008, 05:45 PM
bring in motivation??? giving 2 rb's a 5 yr contract worth some money and one of them being a pro bowler.. thats a lot of money being thrown around just to get alexander who is 30 something to become better?? if they are stupid move

ShutDown24
03-08-2008, 06:13 PM
I think they would try and get rid of Morris before Alexander. Not that that's the right decision, but I think it's the one that will be made. My first Steeler game ever was this year when we played Seattle, I remember commenting to my friend I was with before the game even started at how slow Alexander looked. 06 you could have passed it off as he was hampered by injuries, but not last year. The dude was just flat out sluggish. I'm not ready to say he's going to be cut, but it isn't the Alexander show in Seattle anymore that's for dam sure. I can see him playing limited downs easy.

TackleMeBen
03-08-2008, 06:19 PM
its the madden curse..lol:wink02:

Edman
03-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Shaun Alexander run himself ragged after his MVP season. He hasn't been the same since. Added to that, he's on the bad side of 30 when it comes to RB's.

He's not an everydown back anymore.

Galax Steeler
03-09-2008, 09:15 AM
Shaun Alexander run himself ragged after his MVP season. He hasn't been the same since. Added to that, he's on the bad side of 30 when it comes to RB's.

He's not an everydown back anymore.

I agree alexanders best days are behind him he will probably be no more than a backup back are maybe a third down back at best.

lilyoder6
03-09-2008, 02:21 PM
then he should reconstruct his contract then.. if he wants to stay

Newzfoxjr
03-09-2008, 02:31 PM
That sucks though, he seems like a good guy and after his MVP season, he deserved to come back strong but he never did.

MasterOfPuppets
03-09-2008, 03:57 PM
alexander is only 2 yrs into an 8 year 62 million...15.1 mill. guaranteed deal.
his cap hit is huge to be just a 3rd down back.

Galax Steeler
03-10-2008, 04:51 AM
alexander is only 2 yrs into an 8 year 62 million...15.1 mill. guaranteed deal.
his cap hit is huge to be just a 3rd down back.

I can't believe he has a contract that huge at his age.

The Duke
03-10-2008, 08:04 AM
I can't believe he has a contract that huge at his age.

it's the seahawks,believe it :banana:

lilyoder6
03-10-2008, 09:10 AM
that is suprising to give a rb of age of 28 a 8 yr deal... it wouldn't suprise me if they kept all 4 rb's there in sea...

Dino 6 Rings
03-11-2008, 01:03 PM
game him the deal for being the leader the superbowl year...too bad once he signed and the ink dried he started to get "wounded" all over the place.

Wonder where he'll be playing next season...maybe Houston.

Jeremy
03-11-2008, 01:32 PM
That would be one hell of a third down back.

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-11-2008, 05:38 PM
that is suprising to give a rb of age of 28 a 8 yr deal... it wouldn't suprise me if they kept all 4 rb's there in sea...

I bet a lot of the deal was back end loaded, so they never expected to pay him much past the age of 33 or 34. I wonder what his cap hit is if released?

BettisFan
03-11-2008, 05:41 PM
He could be great at the G-line