Seattle Seahawks Sign WR Braylon Edwards
The Seattle Seahawks signed wide receiver Braylon Edwards on Tuesday, adding even more competition to Head Coach Pete Carrol’s positional depth charts with the addition of the eighth-year NFL veteran.
The Seahawks are Edwards’ fourth team in as many seasons, as the No. 3 overall pick in 2005 originally signed with the Cleveland Browns, and was traded to the Jets during the 2009 season, reports USA Today. Edwards signed on with the 49ers in 2011, but was released late in the 2011 season after a knee injury limited his playing time.
ESPN notes that, during Edwards’ season with San Francisco, the wide receiver played in nine games, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and scored no touchdowns. His 49ers performance wast a huge difference compared to two seasons before with the New York Jets, when he had 53 catches and ran 904 yards to score seven touchdowns.
Along with the Seattle Seahawks, Braylon Edwards also tried out with the Miami Dolphins. The Seahawks have been searching for a receiver to start opposite Sidney Rice since they released Mike Williams earlier in July.
When the wide receiver is healthy, Edwards 6 foot 3 inch frame is a good target with fantastic long speed, excelling as a downfield blocker. However, Braylon has also suffered from multiple brushes with the law, injuries, and, according to USA Today, “reputedly suffers from the diva chromosome endemic to many wideouts.”
After cutting Mike Williams on July 13th, the Seahawks signed another WR, Antonio Bryant, last week. Edwards and Bryant will likely vie for a spot across from Rice, along with Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Ben Obomanu and Deon Butler.
Are you excited to see Braylon Edwards join the Seattle Seahawks for the 2012-2013 season?