"I've gotten calls but not the right calls..."
Edgerrin James took a steady slide off the NFL radar over the last several years but he's here to tell you it's by his own doing. Edge tells Michael Irvin on WQAM radio in Miami that he could be on an NFL roster right now, but he's been holding out for a Super Bowl contender:
"I'm chilling, man. I don't know what I'm doing.
I work out. I'm in shape. I do all that stuff. I've gotten calls but not the right calls.
After you win and after you've been the best, you don't want to just go anywhere. I'm not looking just to be on some roster. It's not a financial thing for me. It has to be the right situation and you want to win.
The last time I got out there, I barely got out there to play and we wasn't winning and it had nothing to do with me. It was like just a bad situation and I was like, 'Man, never again,' because you don't want the feeling of going through that.
I'd rather go stand on the sideline at University of Miami games and tailgate and do all that stuff versus being in a locker room and have to go through the losing. It's not worth it. I don't like to lose.
I ain't going to run like I did when I was 21, 22, 23. I can tell you that right now. That's not going to happen but I still can knock somebody's head off as a blocker. They're paying these quarterbacks $20 million, I know they need somebody to protect them every now and then."
Attention playoff contending NFL general managers: slow, 32 year old, pass blocker with good hands out of the backfield is ready to put you over the top.