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Seahawks get Owens, Edwards at bargain prices

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It’s possible that, in the end, the Seahawks will keep only one of their two veteran wideouts whose best days are behind them.

Financially, however, it would be easy for Seattle to put both Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens on the 53-man roster.

Per multiple reports, Owens signed a one-year deal for the 10-year-plus minimum of $925,000, with a $65,000 signing bonus.  His $990,000 salary counts only as $540,000 against the salary cap, under the minimum salary benefit.

Edwards signed a similar deal, per a league source.  Based on his years of experience (seven), his minimum salary is $825,000.  He also receives as $65,000 roster bonus.  Of the base salary, $270,000 of it is fully guaranteed.  Still, Edwards counts only as $540,000 against the cap.

So the Seahawks can carry both guys into the season at a total cap charge of only $1.08 million.

For Edwards, it’s a long drop from the $15 million in guaranteed money he supposedly was poised to receive last year from a team that got cold feet after he was wrongfully implicated in a knife-and-fork assault in Michigan.

Regardless of whether one or both guys sticks around in Seattle, the Edwards and Owens dynamic could get interesting.  When Edwards joined the 49ers in 2011, he temporarily was issued No. 81.  And Edwards didn’t want to wear T.O.’s number.

“I’m not trying to be known as the next [Terrell Owens] or anything related to him, and maybe not even 17.  Maybe a fresh start means a fresh number, so 81 is temporary.  And when the time is right, I’ll find the number that I’ll be wearing,” Edwards said at the time.

So what did Braylon mean when he said he didn’t want to be known as the next T.O. “or anything related to him”?

That could be the first question Owens asks his new teammate.

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50 Responses to “Seahawks get Owens, Edwards at bargain prices”
  1. joetoronto says: Aug 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    Awesome, these turds join the master turd, Pete Carroll.

  2. tjacks7 says: Aug 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    I bet I can guess which team will lead the league in drops.

  3. randomguy9999 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:01 PM

    these guys could both have it made if they could simply control themselves….

  4. thevza says: Aug 7, 2012 12:05 PM

    I hear Lynn Swann and John Stallworth can be signed on the cheap as well. Interested, Seattle?

  5. eeerockski says: Aug 7, 2012 12:06 PM

    Oooooo. As Mike stirs the pot, the plot thickens… Smells like boiled water to me, hahaha.

  6. dalucks says: Aug 7, 2012 12:09 PM

    This is a smart move to manage the salary cap. I cannot understand why some of the other general managers did not do this. In all actuality, if you cut one of them at the end of training camp, all Seattle spent was 65K to evaluate a veteran wide receiver for 1 month. I am still disappointed the Texans did not give that oppurtunity to Terrell Owens especially before resigning Bryant Johnson, who had a total of 6 receptions in 16 games last season.

  7. beedubyatoo says: Aug 7, 2012 12:09 PM

    2 more weapons for Russell Wilson. Or Matt Flynn. T-Jack won’t be able to throw the ball close enough to either one for them to catch it.

  8. sj39 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:10 PM

    That there is an Olympic caliber shark jump Mr. Carroll.

  9. hulkhogansays says: Aug 7, 2012 12:11 PM

    Why stop there? Get McNabb for a low price and get your popcorn ready brother!

  10. gsthebest says: Aug 7, 2012 12:12 PM

    Wow, what a fall from grace! Braylon was a follower and T.O. he’s just a story whithin himself. Smh!

    Hey little kids don’t follow these dopes (Slick Rick’s voice) hey young world.

    Hopefully they make the best of this oppurtunity.

  11. flyguys26 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    And all of the pieces are in place…

  12. citynative says: Aug 7, 2012 12:16 PM

    Remember when Seahawks fans cracked the Niners for having VD, Crabtree, and Moss in the same huddle? Watch out when you open your mouth. Kellen Winslow, TO, and Braylon Edwards? Wow. I hear the the circus theme playing already.

  13. prince5000 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:16 PM

    worst mangement in the NFL – didn’t Carrol trade a second round pick for Charlie Whitehurst?

  14. danielcp0303 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:16 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I don’t have a lot of confidence in the secondary to stop many teams in the air. That being said, who wouldn’t want to play the Seahawks with Owens and Edwards on both sides? Every team in the league could probably dominate them. I just don’t get it.

  15. gphilli33 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:21 PM

    This is last chance to make a difference on the Football field, please take advantage of this. Be thankful for the chance

  16. cabsf415 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:21 PM

    “Whose best days are behind them” ? It seems like everyone forgets that Braylon Edwarss JUST turned 29 in February.

    As for TO, that statement might apply to him as he pushing 39 in December.

    In all, best of luck to both Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens. Wish them the best

  17. rmzthefirst says: Aug 7, 2012 12:26 PM

    lol

  18. dredddog says: Aug 7, 2012 12:30 PM

    Somewhere John Madden is trying to figure out these guys rating for Madden 13

  19. hawkslv says: Aug 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    I love all the haters who sat TO could of been so much of this or could of accomplished this, if only he had been a great teammate.

    Its amazing how the fact he is #2 in all time rec yards and tied for #2 in all time Receiving TDs.

    TO is the 2nd greatest receiver in NFL history based off of stats. suck on that haters.

  20. khayes31 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:36 PM

    before you niner fans run your mouths VD is the best receiver on Niners. Moss still has something to prove crabtree still can’t stay healthy and is subpar. and are huddle will have Rice, Baldwin, Winslow, Lynch, Zach Miller, Golden Tate and Matt Flynn, where T-0 an B. Edwards fits in we will see, they are not guaranteed any starting positions.

  21. ripseau says: Aug 7, 2012 12:39 PM

    TO is a nutcase but what mistakes hs edwards made besides being a brown and jet?
    He never lived up to expectation but he belongs in the league somewhere

  22. explosionsauce says: Aug 7, 2012 12:45 PM

    Before the niners got Moss I was kinda hoping TO would come back and finish where it began. With that being said, I say they both make it because they are being paid baby momma money.

  23. suhnum1fan says: Aug 7, 2012 12:45 PM

    All of TO’s baby mommas run to the court so your kids can get their money they deserve. TO is a deadbeat.

  24. edsbay says: Aug 7, 2012 12:46 PM

    Matt Flynn probably wishes he was backing up Rodgers another year with this volcanoe about to blow!

  25. jnks10 says: Aug 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    Ever seattle fan who keeps saying they don’t understand why everyone hates these signing…. have you not watched the NFL the past 10 years? How many teams does T.O. have to destroy and how many balls does edwards have to drop before teams in the NFL get it?

  26. rufustfireflyjr says: Aug 7, 2012 12:53 PM

    It is true that the ‘Hawks are not paying TO much in NFL terms. However, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be a bargain. Some folks aren’t a bargain at ANY price, and TO has a history of proving that to be the case.

  27. audient says: Aug 7, 2012 1:02 PM

    Edwards and K2, together again. Even Eric Mangini couldn’t keep them down.

    I think these are good pickups by Seattle. Why not try them out?

  28. rajbais says: Aug 7, 2012 1:03 PM

    You can give $65,000 signing bonuses???

    That’s an upgrade over an undrafted free agent’s signing bonus!!!

    No joke!!!

  29. volsunghawk says: Aug 7, 2012 1:06 PM

    It’s entertaining how psychotic some posters here get over Pete Carroll. It’s almost Pavlovian… Carroll’s name is mentioned and the foaming at the mouth begins. Too funny.

    As for Edwards and Owens, well, let’s see if they can contribute. If they can’t, cut ‘em and move on. If they can, cool… production for peanuts.

  30. shawnc16 says: Aug 7, 2012 1:07 PM

    hawkslv says:Aug 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    I love all the haters who sat TO could of been so much of this or could of accomplished this, if only he had been a great teammate.

    Its amazing how the fact he is #2 in all time rec yards and tied for #2 in all time Receiving TDs.

    TO is the 2nd greatest receiver in NFL history based off of stats. suck on that haters.
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    You sure told those ” haters who sat could of “. I bet they will think twice before they ” sat could of ” again.

  31. khayes31 says: Aug 7, 2012 1:12 PM

    with Wide Receiver help and depth it will help keep S. Rice Healthy. i hope for the best as a seahawk fan.

  32. thejuddstir says: Aug 7, 2012 1:21 PM

    Headaches and cancers usually do come at bargain prices. It’s only fitting that they both sign with Pete Carroll, he has a propensity for malcontents and cheating. What a starting lineup, TJoke at QB, Lynch, T.O. and Edwards…..this offense is goin’ places, LOL

  33. jackblackshairyback says: Aug 7, 2012 1:35 PM

    WhY not go for the trifecta and pick up Plaxico Burress as well?

  34. EJ says: Aug 7, 2012 1:41 PM

    Pete Carroll was smart in his decision to sign both Owens and Edwards, It will all pay off in the end. Owens deserved one more chance to show that he still has what it takes to be a top flight receiver in the NFL. I believe Owens will have around 55-65 receptions for 1400-1500 yards and from 7-9 touchdowns, which would definitely make him a good sign for the price.
    Edwards will also have a decent year with 45-55 receptions for 900-1000 yards and 10+ TD’s because of his greatness in the redzone. Anyway, signing these two veterans will end up working out for Seattle.

  35. theralph2012 says: Aug 7, 2012 1:43 PM

    Wow the 2006 Seattle Seahawks are looking like an offensive juggernaut. Maybe get Trent Green and Joseph Addai in there too?

  36. norcalmafia says: Aug 7, 2012 1:47 PM

    Oh how bad Seahawks wish they could be the Niners and live in the bay…..must suck bieng little brother all the time.

  37. benchwarmer69 says: Aug 7, 2012 2:14 PM

    The funny thing is, this is probably the best WR group the Seahawks have had in awhile.

  38. getyourownname says: Aug 7, 2012 2:21 PM

    Locker room harmony and team unity are priceless.

  39. giantsmetsfan says: Aug 7, 2012 2:24 PM

    Now they need to pick up Plaxico Burress.

  40. dericivy says: Aug 7, 2012 2:25 PM

    It’s not even worth defending the Seahawks anymore.

    Not because of their moves or decisions, but because the average fan(here on PFT), literally knows very little about the team.

    So many bad moves? Like what? Whitehurst?

    What about rediscovering Big Red by switching up his position? What about nabbing Browner up from the CFL? What about the trades for Lynch and Clemons? What about the drafting of Sherman, Chancellor, or KJ? What about the depth they created for the O-Line who only got better when starters went down from injuries?

    What about turning over 90% of the roster in the last two years and creating a top 10 Defense?

    Pete and John didn’t inherit a team with talent, they have built what they have, but all anyone can seem to say is “Whitehurst!, Whitehurst!”.

    NFL fans are getting more dumb by the day, and I blame NFL network, ESPN, and load of other media outlets who’s “analysts” don’t actually analyze anything by doing real research.

  41. gadzod says: Aug 7, 2012 2:27 PM

    hawkslv says:Aug 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    I love all the haters who sat TO could of been so much of this or could of accomplished this, if only he had been a great teammate.

    Its amazing how the fact he is #2 in all time rec yards and tied for #2 in all time Receiving TDs.

    TO is the 2nd greatest receiver in NFL history based off of stats. suck on that haters.
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    So, if the Bills would sign Jerry Rice to a 1 year contract, would they be stupid? I would think so. Just because they are up there on the list, doesn’t mean they are great RIGHT NOW. You forget all of those stats were accumulated in his late 20′s to early 30′s. He’s now in his late 30′s, and coming off an ACL injury which is why he didn’t play last year.

  42. mwindle1973 says: Aug 7, 2012 2:40 PM

    I’m glad for both of them. Believe or not I think TO has a much better chance to just fit in. I really think this is the time he is ready to just do his job. In Cincy in 2010 he pretty much did that, he never started running his mouth until after game 14 when we were 3-11 and he was out with his 2nd tweaking of his injured ACL, that just shredded the whole thing. And then he threw around some veiled barbs about Cincy being an odd team in the way it’s run, and the failure being the coaches fault. But he never really said anything specific about anyone and was vague. And he knew at that point he wasn’t coming back. THose first 5-6 games he was being a good leader by example, and keeping positive and quiet. I bet he will be even better this time. I bet he just does his job. And in Cincy he produced 72 catches for 983 yds @ 13.7 yds p/catch, with 9 TDs & 0 funbles in 14 games played. He avg’d 5.1 catches p/game and 70.2 yds p/game. For his career he has avg’d 4.9 cathces p/game & 72.8 yds p/ game. And his total catches and yds for the season ranked 9th out of his 15th season. So this whole idea that he is at the end of the line is false. He posted better stats in 2010 in 14 games than he did in 2009 in 16 games. Projected out for 16 games his 2010 totals would’ve been 82 for 1123 & 10 TDs. But on the other hand and this would go for Edwards, and Moss in SF…they are the drop kings in recent history. According to Pro Football Focus from 2008-2010 they are 3 of the bottom 4 in drop %. Out of 45 WRs who avg’d 50 catchable (receptions+drops) balls per year for 2008-2010, they were 42 (Moss-12.32 drop %), 43 (T.O.-12.50 drop %) & 45 (Edwards-14.72 drop%). And yes that means Edwards dropped 14.72% of his catchable balls over 3 seasons…168 catches & 29 drops. Just to give you some reference the #1 WR is the Texans Kevin Walter with a drop % of 2.96% with 164 catches and only 5 drops. One thing is Edwards, Moss & T.O. each played for 3 different teams in that span of time. But they are going to new teams, so they will have to put some stickum on or something. But I can’t say I blame Carroll. Probably pretty good short term moves to try and remain competitive and keep his job long enough to build his team up. He has some good young players on the team, it’s just full of weaknesses.

  43. mancave001 says: Aug 7, 2012 2:49 PM

    Hmmm T.O. Those last years of the Philly deal aren’t looking so bad now, are they?

  44. buffalomook says: Aug 7, 2012 2:50 PM

    As a Bills fan, I can say that T.O. had no incidents in Buffalo. He is brash and socially ignorant, but it has been quite a while since he has “ripped a team apart” as I see posted so often. T.O. hasn’t been relevant enough in a while to receive the type of contract that guarantees him the security that could allow him to act like an ass and remain on a team. T.O. also always played hard and performed pretty well everywhere he went. Good luck to T.O. As for Braylon Edwards, he has never come close to reaching T.O.s production so despite his younger age I see him as a riskier acquisition for Seattle at this point considering the questionable effort he usually puts forth on the field.

  45. dirtyjersey9er says: Aug 7, 2012 3:13 PM

    So signing a 35 year old Randy Moss on the cheap one year deal is bad for the team and yet signing a 39 year old TO after a year away from the NFL(and a small stint in lesser leagues) is better?

  46. olyhawk says: Aug 7, 2012 3:24 PM

    Owens and Edwards can be cut. They are at the min salaries. Why not bring in two recievers for a look see? This is a very strong locker room, don’t sweat the ego’s, they’ll be checked at the door. And by the way, neither of these guys have experienced the 12th man and are going to love the craziest environment in the nfl. Good luck to terrell and braylon, any b.s. and they’ll be on the next ferry out of seattle.

  47. youaredelusional says: Aug 7, 2012 3:53 PM

    EJ says:
    Aug 7, 2012 1:41 PM
    Pete Carroll was smart in his decision to sign both Owens and Edwards, It will all pay off in the end. Owens deserved one more chance to show that he still has what it takes to be a top flight receiver in the NFL. I believe Owens will have around 55-65 receptions for 1400-1500 yards and from 7-9 touchdowns, which would definitely make him a good sign for the price.
    Edwards will also have a decent year with 45-55 receptions for 900-1000 yards and 10+ TD’s because of his greatness in the redzone. Anyway, signing these two veterans will end up working out for Seattle.

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    Lol. Ok, you are delusional for the following reasons:
    1. You think Owens will avg over 25 ypc.
    2. You think Edwards will avg over 20 ypc.
    3. You think either Tjax/Flynn/Wilson will be able to throw 17+ tds to these clowns combined.

    SEA’s only chance is to run heavy with Lynch. And no one came close to those averages all of 2011. This isn’t Madden kid.

  48. hawks49 says: Aug 7, 2012 3:57 PM

    @EJ

    Pete Carroll was smart in his decision to sign both Owens and Edwards, It will all pay off in the end. Owens deserved one more chance to show that he still has what it takes to be a top flight receiver in the NFL. I believe Owens will have around 55-65 receptions for 1400-1500 yards and from 7-9 touchdowns, which would definitely make him a good sign for the price.

    Edwards will also have a decent year with 45-55 receptions for 900-1000 yards and 10+ TD’s because of his greatness in the redzone. Anyway, signing these two veterans will end up working out for Seattle.
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    You sir, are an idiot. T.O. is going to average about 25 yards per reception (never cracked 17.0)and Edwards has cracked the 1000 yard mark once in his career… lay off the Madden

    I could T.O. Having a 1000 yard season with high single digit TDs. Edwards I see falling flat on his face like he did in SF. His competition walking into SF is comparable to the Seahawk’s WR/QB situation now.

    Great pick up with T.O. All the best to him… just take an easy on the Niners big guy.

  49. maddog111 says: Aug 7, 2012 3:59 PM

    EJ says:
    Aug 7, 2012 1:41 PM
    Pete Carroll was smart in his decision to sign both Owens and Edwards, It will all pay off in the end. Owens deserved one more chance to show that he still has what it takes to be a top flight receiver in the NFL. I believe Owens will have around 55-65 receptions for 1400-1500 yards and from 7-9 touchdowns, which would definitely make him a good sign for the price
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    So with the stats you’re expecting, T.O. is going to average between 21 and 25 yards per reception this year. The fact that he’s never even averaged 17, and is 39 freaking years old make that just a little unlikely.

  50. inallsincerity says: Aug 7, 2012 4:14 PM

    Everybody posting these negative comments: I’m gonna be looking for each and every one of you if both of these guys have over 1,000 yards receiving this year…HA!

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