Braylon Edwards Cut By Seattle Seahawks
Braylon Edwards is unemployed once again.
According to ESPN, the veteran wide receiver was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, less than five months after joining the team. Edwards, 29, was waived with an injury distinction, but no specific injury was cited.
Signed as a free agent in late July, Edwards caught eight passes for 74 yards and one touchdown in limited action in the Seahawks’ first 12 games. Five of his receptions came in the season opener against the Cardinals.
The Detroit Free Press notes that Braylon’s cut came just one day after he took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the ongoing Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez controversy, calling the people who run the New York Jets franchise “idiots.”
Late Monday night, Edwards tweeted the following:
“Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will (prove) it when given a proper chance.”
Given time to reflect on what he said, Edwards later hopped back on Twitter and apologized for his comments.
“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate, who I wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for.”
Braylon’s release isn’t believed to be connected to the rant.
The third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Braylon Edwards spent the first five years of his career in Cleveland — his best season coming in 2007 when he had 80 receptions for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns — before playing for the Jets (2009-2010) and the 49ers (2011).
With his departure, Seattle is left with five receivers on the active roster: Golden Tate, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, and Charly Martin.