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Seahawks do deal with Braylon Edwards

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The Miami Dolphins worked out free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards last week, but he was not immediately signed. Some loose reports suggested the Dolphins were still legitimately interested. That may have been the case, but Edwards chose to take his talents northwest instead.

Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR Sports Radio in Seattle is reporting that Edwards will sign with the Seahawks.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a one-year deal.

Edwards, 29, was the biggest name remaining on the free agent market after struggling with his performance and injuries in San Francisco last season. He managed just 15 catches in nine games for the Niners, and didn’t score a touchdown. Jim Harbaugh’s club waived Edwards late in the year, and he went unclaimed.

In Seattle, Edwards will challenge for a roster spot behind Sidney Rice. The Seahawks’ other starting receiver position appears to be wide open. Second-year man Doug Baldwin does look to be entrenched in the slot.

Edwards’ primary competition will come from Golden Tate, Antonio Bryant, and Ben Obomanu.

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33 Responses to “Seahawks do deal with Braylon Edwards”
  1. allascowboys says: Jul 31, 2012 12:16 PM

    Good for him. Hopefully he can stay healthy.

  2. citynative says: Jul 31, 2012 12:16 PM

    i believe the Seahawks now have signed 2 ex 49ers receivers this off-season. Will all the Seahawks fans who ripped on the Braylon / Niners situation last year please identify yourself?

  3. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:21 PM

    Haha have fun with that, don’t be surprised when he gets arrested during a late night skirmish in a Starbucks parking lot

  4. houseofbacon says: Jul 31, 2012 12:21 PM

    “Edwards’ primary competition will come from Golden Tate, Antonio Bryant, and Ben Obomanu.”

    If you can’t look good in that crowd, it’s time to call it quits.

  5. pwndabeer says: Jul 31, 2012 12:22 PM

    In other news, Seattle just instituted the program that will drive its football players home at night when they’ve had too much to drink that Braylon Edwards will never use.

  6. cball77 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:28 PM

    Seahawks WR’s – Rice, Tate, Baldwin, Butler, Durham, Obamanu, Lockette. Although none of these guys, other than a healthy Sidney Rice (oxymoron?) are elite, it don’t think Antonio Bryant or Edwards have a great shot at making the team. Hawks won’t carry more than 6.

  7. greasybeerfart says: Jul 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    As a Niners fan, this makes me happy. He just fills up a roster spot, nothing more. Have fun, Seattle!!

  8. jason49er says: Jul 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    Jeff Ireland strikes out yet again.

  9. seattlerogueburner says: Jul 31, 2012 12:30 PM

    Our Hawks lack at WR, so any help works. Lets hope he can shine after an upsetting year with the Niners.

  10. squared80 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:32 PM

    Another great Pete Carroll decision. Let’s sign a WR to a huge contract who can’t stay on the field (Rice), and then sign a WR who can’t catch a cold (Edwards). Make sure you spend money on QB’s that aren’t NFL starter material, too.

  11. birdsflynorth206 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:34 PM

    Seahawks must be desperate

  12. cash804 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:36 PM

    Just what the SeaGulls needed…another banged up WR.

  13. seatownballers says: Jul 31, 2012 12:38 PM

    As a seahawk fan I must say this looks bad. antonio bryant and braylon edwards? What happened to last years draft picks lockette and durham? Wish pete would chill out with all this team competition and just name our qb already

  14. sj39 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:38 PM

    Janoris Jenkins and Cortland Finnegan are gonna like him.

  15. canadianwarbears says: Jul 31, 2012 12:45 PM

    The seahawks aren’t desperate, they just signed him to a cheap contract to see if he can compete. If he doesn’t show them anything promising they can just release him with almost no penalty.

  16. osiris33 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:54 PM

    “Edwards’ primary competition will come from Golden Tate, Antonio Bryant, and Ben Obomanu.”

    No, his primary competion is going to be from Obomanu and Chris Durham. Lockette and Tate will be in front of him, and Lockette will have more 20 plus yard catches and TD’s this year than Randy Moss, BTW.

    As to you 49′ers, at least we didn’t spend big money and plan on him to be a starter. We signed him as our 90th guy and he’s fighting for a 5th or 6th receiver spot. Rice, Lockette, Tate and Baldwin have the 1st 4 slots locked down. And they all have one thing in common; they’re all better than Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss — combined.

  17. clbrett06 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:55 PM

    Jet fans appreciate your time with us!

  18. mazenblue says: Jul 31, 2012 1:08 PM

    I remember Edwards in college was a beast. Mario Manningham has proved his worth in the NFL. Even Steve Breaston is a solid WR. But, who would have thought out of these three that played together at Michigan, Edwards would be the one struggling to find a team. Edwards was let go in the bay, and guess who they pick up, Manningham.

    Funny how all he has to do is eat a snickers and he might be back to form, catching spectacular passes. But until then, he will be known as butterfingers. haha

  19. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jul 31, 2012 1:24 PM

    He won’t make the final 53. Neither will Bryant. Camp fodder.

  20. volsunghawk says: Jul 31, 2012 1:25 PM

    “seatownballers says:
    Jul 31, 2012 12:38 PM
    As a seahawk fan I must say this looks bad. antonio bryant and braylon edwards? What happened to last years draft picks lockette and durham? Wish pete would chill out with all this team competition and just name our qb already”

    —–

    Why does it look bad? We’re at the start of training camp, and teams use this time of the offseason to kick the tires on players all the time.

    Durham looks like a miss by the FO, but Lockette wasn’t a draft pick at all. Seattle grabbed him from the UDFA pile, and he’s looked good in camp so far (you’re a Seahawk fan, so you should already know that).

    Finally, what does giving a WR a one-year deal have to do with the QB competition? Are you suggesting that adding to the pile at WR (where we do have questions) will somehow prevent the QB competition from moving forward?

  21. holdsteady76 says: Jul 31, 2012 1:28 PM

    Braylon Edwards disappeared into the abyss that is the Seattle Seahawks – where WR careers go to die – never to be heard from again. The End.

  22. largent80 says: Jul 31, 2012 1:37 PM

    Getting signed to the 90-man roster is a long way from getting signed to the 53-man.

    PC preaches competition at every position. Same way as last year. Maybe Edwards shows he’s found his catching hands again, maybe not. If not, he was camp fodder. Same as the Bryant signing.

    No sure thing that either Edwards or Bryant make the roster. Baldwin, Lockette, and Tate are all having good training camps so far.

  23. biggestredmiami says: Jul 31, 2012 1:41 PM

    Braylon Edwards may get in trouble a lot, but he’s actually a good dude/player. Maybe Pete Carroll’s style of coaching will get him motivated to the point he think he’s at Michigan again.

  24. scoobaj says: Jul 31, 2012 1:49 PM

    bryant, and now edwards, if they can somehow sign plax and t.o. as well that would be fantastic. think about, they would cancel each others problems out, greatest wr corp in history, petey is a genius

  25. trollhammer20 says: Jul 31, 2012 1:53 PM

    Another body for training camp. If he can put together a good effort, he may bump Butler or Obomanu.

    I don’t see it happening, though. Rice is the clear #1, Tate has the inside track to #2, Baldwin is going to be the slot guy, Lockette is the deep threat, Durham will be possession and depth. That’s five roster spots, with Deon Butler, Obomanu, Edwards, and Bryant competing for one spot.

    Of course, with Rice’s injury history, the ‘Hawks are probably looking for an insurance policy. If either Edwards or Bryant is unable to find employment before the season, they’ll be sitting at home, available to add to the roster in the event of an injury to someone else.

    Niners sure could have used a veteran to add to the roster late last season….one catch for three yards from the entire WR corps in the NFC Championship Game….is there any word to describe that other than “pathetic”?

  26. dgforreal says: Jul 31, 2012 2:34 PM

    Intel signing.

  27. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: Jul 31, 2012 2:38 PM

    Uh oh Seattle, better watch out, He’s probably still packing that New York Essence that is so much a part of him. It’s such a strong force he could no longer concentrate on catching footballs in Cleveland. His Essence could only survive in the bright lights of the Big Apple, there it would be sure to grow and please his many adoring fans !!! Hows that working out for you Braylon?

  28. dirtyjersey9er says: Jul 31, 2012 2:43 PM

    Also I forgot to reply to the “all of our WRs are better than Moss and Crabtree combined.”. Funny you say that because the only way Rice and Baldwin have higher receiving yards than Crabtree is by combining their stats.

  29. cleveland1980 says: Jul 31, 2012 3:47 PM

    when Seahawks fans start booing him for drops, its cause he played at Michigan. nevermind that he couldn’t catch an std from a Thai horehouse, let alone a football.

  30. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jul 31, 2012 3:49 PM

    Yeah, I’m thinkin’ both Edwards and Bryant get cut, but wind up back on the roster later in the year, when injuries start to mount.

    Sidney Rice should change his name to Rice-Crispie, damn is that dude fragile.

  31. greyhawk9 says: Aug 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    cant we just blame braylons terrible season on the lockout and getting to know a new coaching staff like niner fans do for alex smith constantly…
    i think it was simply a case of alex smith throwing the ball to him that led him to look like garbage

  32. athoula707 says: Aug 1, 2012 10:59 AM

    Next hire TO

  33. seahawksdan72 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:45 PM

    Lets give braylon a chance he might surprise all of us

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