As we enter training camp time for every team in the NFL, some of the bigger name wide receivers are drawing interest from teams as their roster situations becomes more clear. Roy Williams is working out with the Houston Texans today, and now we’ve learned that Braylon Edwards is working out with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks released Mike Williams recently, but I’m not sure Edwards is the way to go. Especially considering they have Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate still on the roster.
Edwards has been living off his 1,289 yard 16 touchdown season with the Cleveland Browns in 2007. He hasn’t gone for over 1,000 yards since then or before in his eight year career.
His 2011 season with the San Francisco 49ers was a disaster. He appeared in just nine games with 15 receptions for 181 yards and no touchdowns. 49ers fans were expecting much more from the former Michigan standout, and it was clear the team wasn’t bringing him back when they went out and signed Mario Manningham and Randy Moss.
They also drafted A.J. Jenkins in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, so Edwards never really had a chance.
The Seahawks brought in Matt Flynn from the Green Bay Packers to take over as their starting quarterback this offseason, so they could be looking to bring in as many weapons as possible.
Flynn dazzled with a six touchdown performance in the final game of the season for the Packers, but other than that is largely untested. The Seahawks will do whatever they can to make his life easier, but Edwards should not be the answer.
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