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Edgerrin James appears headed for an expanded role in the offense this season.
The league's two-time rushing champion occasionally has found himself flanked out as a receiver during camp. It's similar to the way the team utilized Marshall Faulk prior to his trade to St. Louis before the 1999 season.
"That is one thing I have always wanted to do," James said after Monday morning's practice. "The way I see my career in later years is more of a receiver-type back because then I can run routes.
"I am trying to learn from Marvin (Harrison) so I could be a receiver. I know that in time running backs get a lot of wear and tear."
James has been heavily involved in the passing game during his first four seasons, collecting 210 receptions in 52 games. The majority, though, have come from him slipping out of the backfield.