Seahawks taking a look at Braylon Edwards

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards, but he’s back on the radar as camps open around the NFL.

Jason LaCanfora of reports that the Seahawks will have Edwards in for a workout. Edwards was released by the 49ers near the end of the 2011 season after he caught just 15 passes in nine games before being sidelined by a knee injury. There were rumors of interest from the Bengals and Jets over the course of the offseason, but they never amounted to much.

Edwards had a productive season as a deep threat for the Jets in 2010 and there will likely be some team that gives him a shot at recapturing that glory if he proves he’s healthy enough to get back on the field. That’s a big if, of course, but, as the Texans working out Roy Williams shows, teams are looking for help at wideout.

The Seahawks opened a spot in their receiving corps when they released Mike Williams and LaCanfora’s report indicates that the team is also looking at other free agent wideouts. That would suggest that they aren’t thrilled with the current group — Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Deon Butler, Ricardo Lockette, Kris Durham and Ben Obomanu — although Edwards will likely have to prove he can be a major part of the offense since he offers no special teams value.

16 responses to “Seahawks taking a look at Braylon Edwards

  1. haha remember back in 2008 when he was a first round draft pick in fantasy football…after that 2007 I swear he was supposed to become elite and that the Browns would be the real deal with Derek Anderson and K2. Those were the days haha

  2. Just because they’re looking at Edwards doesn’t mean they’re unhappy with their current receivers. Slippery Pete is always making transactions, he brings guys in just to make others work harder than they already are.

  3. The only consistent wr in that group is Baldwin. Tate showed some flashes of his capability, but still needs work on his route running. Rice just needs to be healthy which is asking A LOT. Butler and Lockette are only situational down wr’s to stretch the field which only works if our qb is able to bomb those passes down field. Braylon will add some much needed experience. The depth couldn’t hurt only if he manages to hold on to the ball.

  4. Not really sure how this would be an upgrade over a *healthy* Mike Williams. At least Williams knows the offence and actually catches the ball when it’s thrown to him.

  5. Baldwin and Tate are good young Wideouts, sidney rice is great when healthy. But after that the tlent drops off. They do need depth. Most explosive offenses have 4 – 5 good to great WRs. Green bay, N.O., New England. They get B. Edwards dirt cheap, and add some insurance in case of an injury.

  6. As long as he doesn’t end up playing like Housh did where he isn’t that productive, or as long as he doesn’t end up being like Sidney Rice where he comes in and gets injured right away, the Hawks could use him

  7. Pete might be kicking the tires on Braylon but this group doesn’t seem that bad. Tavaris didn’t help any of these guys look good last year.
    Braylon may end up back with the Jets, they have no WR depth.

  8. May be the worst teammate ever. Had a horrible attitude. Primadonna to the highest degree

  9. rayala3 says:
    Jul 26, 2012 2:19 PM
    Seahawks getting desparate

    You misspelled desperate, moron. Get a freaking clue. Braylon is poison, he had one good year against crappy teams, see Roy Williams. That being said, Here We Go Brownies, Here We Go, Woof Woof.

  10. brown’s fan keep going for their team just watch them lose.. its pretty sad. I live in portland have to go to a dam browns bar bc the fans out number any fan so its labeled a browns bar.. its so funny to watch browns fans almost as funny as us hawks an the 12th man an all the hope we have for our team. we need offensive and offensive bad. need to protect the qb. starting with the o-line we got all these 2nd tier lineman besides Russel Okung and he can’t stay healthy even though Trent Cole tore is bicep i believe. More WR is better for the competition which Pete Carroll always says is happening . nothing is set and stone in Seattle ever. Id like to see us go trade for a WR in green bay like a James Jones, they got too many. but go hawks good defense and a medicore at best offense this year till late in the year when they start clicking.

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