And neither was T.J. Duckett. James' agent Drew Rosenhaus is at the facility, but apparently the two sides are still working out the details of the agreement, which has been reported to be a one-year, $2 million accord.
The team maintains that Duckett still is on the roster and no official move has been made.
We got a chance to talk to starting running back Julius Jones about the possibility of sharing carries with James. Jones, who is recovering from a thigh bruise, said if James does join the team there will be no concerns.
"All I'm working on is trying to get myself better," Jones said. "I've been out for a week and a half. I do know that whatever happens, it doesn't have any impact on me. We'll wait and see. I guess in a day or two it will work itself out."
Along with Jones, Lawrence Jackson, Nate Burleson, Grey Ruegamer and Aaron Curry returned to practice today. Craig Terrell (back) suited up for the beginning of the full-padded practice but was taken out midway through to treat his back.
Sitting out with injuries were Walter Jones (knee), Marcus Trufant (back), Chris Spencer (quad), Travis Fisher (unspecified) and David Hawthorne (unspecified).
The practice was very business-like today as the team went through scout work in preparation for Kansas City. Head coach Jim Mora spent time with the offensive line and running back during inside drill as the team tries to rectify its concerns with the running game.
The coaches focused on keeping drills up-tempo and guys playing fast.
Steve Vallos worked out at center and Max Unger worked at right guard for the first team.
The Seahawks also had their annual golf challenge against a pro after practice.
Defending champions Jordan Babineaux, along with Brian Russell and Olindo Mare took on Senior PGA pro Bruce Fleisher, in town to play in this week's Boeing Classic at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge.
The quartet competed to see who could hit an 80-yard chip closest to the pin and of course, Fleisher came out on top, putting his shot within 8 feet of the cup.
Mare won the competition among Seahawks with a chip to within 8 feet, while Russell dropped it in at 24 feet, six inches and the defending champion Babineaux brought in the rear at 29 feet six inches.