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James Roe     

Born: August 23, 1973
Hometown: Richmond, VA
6' 1", 210
College: Norfolk State
Other Pro Experience: NFL XFL 
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Arena Football: San Jose SaberCats rout Chicago Rush 65-40
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats end regular season on high note, beat Rush 65-40
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

San Jose SaberCats no match for Philadelphia Soul
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats All-Time Leading Receiver James Roe Returns for Remainder of 2013 Season
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats announced today that their all-time leading receiver James Roe has returned to the franchise for the remainder of the 2013 season.

SaberCats fall to Mustangs 81-68
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Rush lose in OT after never trailing in regulation
Chicago Tribune

San Jose SaberCats top Chicago Rush 84-77 in overtime
Alameda Times-Star

Rush lose in OT after never trailing in regulation
Chicago Tribune

Rush-Sabercats Preview

James Roe Moves Past Barry Wagner With 266th Receiving Touchdown
Adam Markowitz,
On the same night that the Arena Football League began to announce its list of the Top 25 wide receivers in the history of the league, one of the best to ever put on a uniform in the AFL reached a tremendous career milestone. With his touchdown reception in the third quarter on Saturday night against the Chicago Rush, Roe now has 266 receiving TDs, besting another former member of the San Jose SaberCats, WR/LB Barry Wagner. He is now fourth in league history, and he is going to threaten to become the fourth man in the history of the league to catch at least 300 TD passes in his career this season.

Talons, SaberCats renew new rivalry
San Antonio Express

SaberCats dominate Barnstormers
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Arena football: San Jose SaberCats defense does its job in a victory
San Jose Mercury News

Shock suffer worst loss in franchise history
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock suffer their worst defeat; Rowley reportedly to return
The Spokesman Review

Shock, San Jose want to break from pack
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats make changes in roster, outlook
Tri-Valley Herald

SaberCats All-Time Leading Receiver Returns for 2012
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats today announced that their all-time leading receiver James Roe has returned to the franchise for the 2012 season.

Shock sneak past SaberCats with last-gasp TD
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats win again in late playoff push
Inside Bay Area

Lowly SaberCats Stun Sharks, End Record-Breaking Winning Streak
The Jacksonville Observer

San Jose SaberCats lose 64-57 to Arizona Rattlers
San Jose Mercury News

Arizona Rattlers can clinch West title with victory against rivals
Tucson Citizen

Arizona Rattlers can clinch West title with victory against rivals

Depth at receiver still an issue for San Jose SaberCats
Alameda Times-Star

Arena Football League: Power beats SabreCats, 54-48
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

All-time leading receiver Roe returns to SaberCats
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

SaberCats All-Time leading receiver James Roe returns to San Jose
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats today announced San Jose’s all-time leading receiver James Roe has returned to the SaberCats for the remainder of the 2011 season.

SaberCats coaches are as busy as ever
San Jose Mercury News

Philadelphia Soul seeking championship today
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul claimed a 58-57 victory after SaberCats kicker A.J. Haglund missed a 48-yard field goal as time ran out. The Soul, who trailed by 33-14 at intermission, went up for good on a two-point conversion run by Clifton Smith with 10 seconds to play.

SaberCats notebook: Team focused and ready to go
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats completed a light day of preparations for Arena Bowl XXII on Saturday and seemed ready for their championship clash against Philadelphia at noon today at New Orleans Arena.

Soul Hold On To Win First ArenaBowl, 59-56
MyFox Philadelphia
Matt D'Orazio threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Philadelphia Soul to their first ArenaBowl victory, beating defending AFL champion San Jose 59-56 on Sunday.

All the Wright moves
Bakersfield Californian (subscription)
Bakersfield native Rodney Wright is one day away from playing in Virgin Mobile Arena-Bowl XXII, making the championship game for the second year in a row.

Graveyard Showdown
Philadelphia is only a 5-year-old franchise but its public profile is greater than some of its more seasoned counterparts. For starters, the Soul has a rock star for an owner. No, really, a legitimate rock star — Jon Bon Jovi is a co-majority owner of the team.

SaberCats' top receiver out
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats will be without top receiver James Roe when they play for the Arena Football League championship July 27 in New Orleans.

SaberCats DB: 'Grand Rapids has nothing to lose'
A sampling of comments from the San Jose SaberCats about their matchup against the Grand Rapids Rampage at 3:30 p.m. today in the American Conference title game at HP Pavilion.

Roe's road to pros
Richmond Times Dispatch
James Roe limped into the San Jose SaberCats' training room Monday hoping his mildly damaged left knee could mend quickly and allow him the opportunity to play in the Arena Bowl for a fourth time.

SaberCats advance to conference final
San Jose Mercury News
For the second straight year San Jose opened the playoffs by holding off the Colorado Crush, this time breaking open a close game in the fourth quarter to win 64-51 on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

Harrell, Jackson and Roe continue postseason assaults in divisional round
AFL Press Release
Chicago Rush WR DAMIAN HARRELL, Philadelphia Soul WR CHRIS JACKSON and San Jose SaberCats WR/DB JAMES ROE can continue their aerial assaults on postseason receiving records in the Divisional Round this weekend.

A Tandem to be Reckoned With
San Jose Mercury News
Although a lot of great pass-catch combos have come through the Arena Football League, none has had the longevity of quarterback Mark Grieb and receiver James Roe.

Grieb helps SaberCats edge Storm
for 274 yards and nine touchdowns in the San Jose SaberCats' 73-70 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night in the Arena Football League. ...

It's go-time or else for inconsistent SaberCats
Inside Bay Area
"It's now or never," defensive back Omarr Smith said. "We've got to play more consistent, and we've got to win some games. That's what it all comes down to."

Sabercats' Roe battled back from the depths of depression
San Jose Mercury News
James Roe is known to his SaberCats' teammates as "O.G." (old guy) because of his steadying influence and soft-spoken leadership.

Utah Blaze: Ice-cold Blaze still searching
Deseret News
It's sounding like a broken record week after week, but the Utah Blaze still feel like they are much better than their record indicates and are just one victory away from climbing back into playoff contention.

SaberCats happy to have Roe back
San Jose Mercury News
When the franchise's all-time leading receiver was sidelined for two games because of a hamstring injury, the SaberCats failed to score 45 points in either game. Roe returned last week and caught three touchdown passes to help the offense to its biggest output in nearly a month.

Soul stay undefeated with comeback win
Philadelphia Inquirer
Clifton Smith's two-point conversion with 10 seconds remaining Saturday night gave the undefeated Soul a 58-57 comeback win over the San Jose SaberCats in an Arena Football League game at the HP Pavilion.

SaberCats hope to avoid a bayou bummer
San Jose Mercury News
So, yes, the SaberCats have some warm memories of playing in New Orleans. After all, that's where they won last summer's ArenaBowl - defeating Columbus for their third title in six years.

SaberCats look to avoid another VooDoo hex
Andy Lopusnak,
Two hundred and fifty-two days ago, the San Jose SaberCats celebrated their third ArenaBowl title in six years in New Orleans. Tonight, the SaberCats return to the Big Easy for the first time since taking the Foster ArenaBowl Trophy back to Silicon Valley.

Desperados snap SaberCats' streak
Dallas Morning News
The San Jose SaberCats are one of the best home teams in the Arena Football League, but that didn't much matter against one of the strongest road teams in recent years.

Desperados get big road win
Fort Worth Star Telegram
From practically the opening kickoff, quarterbacks Chris Sanders and Mark Grieb took turns firing touchdown passes.

Kicker Brian Gowins suffers concussion
The Grand Rapids Press -
The Rampage placekicker suffered a concussion while making a touchdown-saving tackle of San Jose SaberCats return man Trestin George at midfield in the fourth quarter.

Chicago Cages Champs
Andy Lopusnak,
Four of the San Jose SaberCats’ five turnovers came in the second half that turned a one-possession game into a 70-47 blowout by the Chicago Rush Monday night. The loss ended the third longest overall winning streak in league history (13) which included capturing ArenaBowl XXI last July.

San Jose SaberCats-Chicago Rush Preview
Bleacher Report
The defending Arena Football Champion San Jose SaberCats open their season with hopes of defending their title against the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

Destroyers: Future course unclear
Columbus Dispatch
Though Kay would not reveal which other players are priority re-signings, it's likely that Jones and receiver Damien Groce would be on that list. But Kay also believes the team needs significant reinforcements if it is to compete for the AFL title again.

Arena titles keep coming for San Jose
Tahoe Daily Tribune
It was just like old times in New Orleans with another championship decided. It was just like old times for the San Jose SaberCats with another title won.

SaberCats win ArenaBowl title
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats had the better record and statistics going into ArenaBowl XXI. But they couldn't fully appreciate their work until Sunday. Now, they can rejoice.