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Seahawks “still evaluating” keeping both Owens and Edwards

Braylon Edwards,  Tony Carter AP

The Seahawks raised plenty of eyebrows when they signed both Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens to battle for wide receiver spots this summer.

There was a question of whether or not there would be room for both of them on the final roster when neither one offered much help on special teams on top of questions about bringing two players with checkered histories onto the roster. During an appearance with Adam Schein of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider was asked if the team was able to trust having Owens and Edwards on the same team.

“Adam, quite honestly, we are still evaluating that,” Schneider said.

It is a pretty honest answer. Schneider could have easily said that the Seahawks did believe that it could work with both men and then just say that their performance wound up dictating their release if things wind up going that way. Owens didn’t catch any of the five passes thrown in his direction, including a dropped touchdown pass, and Edwards didn’t have any catches against the Broncos either.

Schneider didn’t do that, though. His answer suggests that the team hasn’t been convinced that their roster is big enough for both men, assuming that there’s any spot at all for either one of them.

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18 Responses to “Seahawks “still evaluating” keeping both Owens and Edwards”
  1. bennyb82 says: Aug 22, 2012 3:21 PM

    However, according to Harbaugh that still doesnt mean the Seahawks are pursuing them right? I am confused.

  2. schmitty2 says: Aug 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    Given Sidney Rice’s inability to stay healthy and Baldwin with possible health issues there might be room for both. What could it hurt?

  3. norcalmafia says: Aug 22, 2012 3:29 PM

    Seattle was voted the 4th worst sports town in America by pro sports focus…….DYNASTY!

  4. chesslungo says: Aug 22, 2012 3:36 PM

    Id rather have Doug Baldwin

  5. niner13 says: Aug 22, 2012 3:47 PM

    Please, please Petey, keep both TO and Edwards.

  6. dennisatunity says: Aug 22, 2012 4:14 PM

    If Russell Wilson is truly a charismatic leader, then he makes the people around him better. That’s what gifted leaders do. Let’s see if he can make Owens and Edwards play better on Friday. I think he can.

  7. j0esixpack says: Aug 22, 2012 4:18 PM

    Maybe their egos will cancel each other out.

  8. EJ says: Aug 22, 2012 4:24 PM

    Owens looked terrible and Edwards was invisible. I don’t know if it was a day they were dusting the cobwebs off or they just really have lost their skills. Either way, they both better pick it up or they could be finding themselves unemployed again. I’m not such a big fan of Edwards but, I am definitely rooting for Owens, he deserves one more shot and one more year of stats to add on to his already impressive career. S.F., Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati and now Seattle, T.O. has definitely made his mark in the NFL. I just want to see a few more Terrell Owens highlights before he finally lets go and retires.

  9. goldenperspective says: Aug 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    5 years ago this would have been a scary wr tandem.

  10. bnwpnw says: Aug 22, 2012 4:57 PM

    Maybe they can stash one of them on the practice squad.

  11. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Aug 22, 2012 5:18 PM

    norcalmafia

    The 49ners have had one winning season in the past decade……..DYNASTY!

    Pro Sports Focus, huh. Very reputable source.

  12. liddogg33 says: Aug 22, 2012 5:54 PM

    pro sports focus??? lol!!! Id be hanging to random articles from places no one has ever heard from if I were a niner too.. I.swear.everytime one of you posts a response like that on a seattle im so very pleased!!! You and that team down there are so very afraid of the squad that Pete and John have built here in such a short amount of time!! truth be told the Seahawks almost beat u twice last year with TJACK!! this is ther year of the hawk and I would love for the author of the article to catch a game at the clink!!!! his mind would change rapidly!!!!!

  13. murgatroyd2000 says: Aug 22, 2012 6:10 PM

    That Schneider kid sure is doing good for himself.

  14. defscottyb says: Aug 22, 2012 6:29 PM

    I am not a TO fan but he still gets open, just catch it man.

  15. borophyll says: Aug 22, 2012 7:12 PM

    The reason these guys are even with Seattle is because 31 other teams literally did not want them.

  16. squishyboy says: Aug 22, 2012 8:25 PM

    @borophyll, 31 other teams “literally did not want them” as opposed to what, figuratively not wanting them?? It’s great you learned a bigger word than your usual, but try and be patient enough to wait for the correct opportunity to show your new skills.

  17. bleedburgandyandgold says: Aug 22, 2012 11:05 PM

    Liddogg33 you talking clinker daggers in Spokane? It’s a awesome place to catch a game for sure!

  18. fwbrodie says: Aug 23, 2012 2:16 PM

    T.O. better catch some balls this week.

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