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Seahawks Add Veteran Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards


Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wanted more wide receivers in camp, so today the team signed former Jets star Braylon Edwards.


The Seahawks have questions at wide receiver going into the 2012 season. Sidney Rice is coming off shoulder surgery and Mike Williams was released recently. Veteran Ben Obomanu returns, as do youngsters Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Kris Durham, and Ricardo Lockette. Antonio Bryant was signed after a tryout last spring, and today the Seahawks signed Bralon Edwards after a tryout last week.

Pete Carroll said, “Braylon worked out really well for us a week ago, and we had him in mind as a guy that could help us if we had a shot to get him in here. He responded to it well. I know he is a very aggressive football player.”

It wasn’t that long ago the 29-year-old Edwards was among the top young receivers in the NFL. In 2007, Edwards was a rising star after catching 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns for Cleveland. But he eventually wore out his welcome in Cleveland and showed only flashes of his talent with the New York Jetswhile also running into trouble off the field. Edwards had 53 catches for 904 yards and seven touchdowns with the Jets in 2009. Last year, Edwards played in nine games for San Francisco, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and no touchdowns while battling injuries. He was released by the 49ers in December.
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