Edgerrin is a Cardinal

It's posted on the Arizona Cardinals website, and now the Indy Star has picked it up. He signed a 4 year contract for $30 million. Terms and details of the contract are not available yet. It's a sad day because Edge is one of my favorite players, ever. He had a cool demeanor, and played the game with professionalism and pose. It's unfortunate because he is going to rot in Arizona. They are a crappy club with a washed up QB and an overrated coach.

But, Edge wanted the guaranteed money and I cannot begrudge that. He uses that money to help build up community service centers in his hometown of Immokalee, FL, a town made up of mostly poor, black families. He's a legend there, and rightfully so.

Good luck Edge! We wish you and your family well.  We'll miss you in Blue Country. Also, yesterday back-up DT Larry Tripplett signed with the Buffalo Bills. He gave the Colts one good season, and it was a contract year. So, not really all that sorry to see Tripp leave. This will be a very, very interesting off-season for Bill Polian. He's worked magic before when everyone wrote off the Colts. Let's see if he can do it again.

Update [2006-3-12 16:16:41 by BigBlueShoe]: ESPN has some of Edge's contract numbers.

In keeping with franchise policy, the Cardinals did not release contract figures. However, sources told ESPN.com that James receives an immediate signing bonus of $7 million and an additional roster bonus of $4.5 million later this week. The two-time NFL rushing champion's base salaries are $3.25 million for 2006, $5.25 million ('07), $5 million ('08) and $5 million ('09), according to sources. The deal will pay James $20 million over the first two years. By comparison, the $62 million contract signed last week by Shaun Alexander pays $18.5 million in the first two years.
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