Seahawks “still evaluating” keeping both Owens and Edwards


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.