No holdout for Colts running back

Updated: July 27, 2005, 10:10 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

According to agent Drew Rosenhaus, there will be no suspense in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday afternoon, when the Indianapolis Colts report for training camp at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Edgerrin James
Running Back
Indianapolis Colts
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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
334 1548 9 51 483 0

Rosenhaus said Tuesday night that Colts tailback Edgerrin James, who skipped all of the club's offseason workouts, will report along with the rest of his teammates.

"There was never any consideration [of not reporting]," Rosenhaus said. "We never had any discussions about it. So, yes, Edgerrin will be there on time."

Team president Bill Polian and head coach Tony Dungy both said in recent days that they were confident James would report. Dungy said he had spoken to James several weeks ago and received no indication the team's star runner would not be in camp.

"The last time I talked to him," Dungy said, "I told him, 'Hey, call me if something unusual is going to transpire.' I think he's going to be ready to go."

James has been coy when asked if he would go to camp after missing the mandatory three-day minicamp this spring and all the voluntary workouts. Instead, he spent most of the offseason working out in South Florida. That prompted speculation he might stay away from camp to protest the fact that the Colts did not offer him a multi-year contract and that he was essentially forced to sign a one-year qualifying offer of $8.1 million as a "franchise" designee.

Rosenhaus was granted permission by the Colts early in the offseason to seek possible trade scenarios with other teams but no deals ever developed. To guarantee the $8.1 million salary, James signed the one-year qualifying offer in March, and there has been little discussion ever since.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.