It appears that Shaun Alexander’s days as a member of the Seahawks are coming to a close. The first indication of that was the signing of T.J. Duckett earlier in the week to a 5-year $14 million dollar deal.
Well the Seahawks signed another RB friday night agreeing in principle to a 4-year $12 million dollar contract with former Cowboy running back Julius Jones.
The signing of these two backs means the Seahawks will probably either try and trade Alexander or he more than likely will become a June 1 cut casualty. Jones who is a more elusive back than the bruising fullback type Duckett, but both are expected to compete along with Maurice Morris for the starting job.
Jones, the four year veteran out of Notre Dame became expendible after the emergence of Marion Barber and the Cowboys signing Barber to the highest tender they could.
His best year with the Cowboys was 2006 rushing for nearly 1,100 yards and four scores. Jones has averaged 3.9 yard per carry for his career.