NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks Signing WR Braylon Edwards?

By Michael Collins

Veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards may have finally found a new home.  Sources are reporting that the Seattle Seahawks will sign the former San Francisco 49ers receiver later today.

The Seahawks have not yet announced who will be released to make room on the roster for Edwards.

Edwards comes to a Seahawks team with three players fighting for the starting quarterback position, and will compete for a couple of different receiver positions that are still lingering questions for Seattle.

Edwards, 6’3, 215, was the third overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, and started off with a strong career for the Browns.  By his third season in Cleveland, he caught 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns.  However, in 2008 his numbers began to see a decline, and he started gaining a reputation for dropped passes, as he dropped a league worst 23 potential catches.

After leaving Cleveland, Edwards spent two seasons with the New York Jets, where it seemed his career might be headed back in the right direction.  In 2011 he left the Jets to sign with San Fransicso as a free-agent. He was set to be the potential deep threat receiver for the 49ers, but after catching only 15 passes in nine games Edwards was released mid-season by San Francisco.

Edwards had a free-agent tryout last week with the Seahawks, and was given a further look after impressing coaches.  He was also worked out by the Miami Dolphins recently.

Edwards has made strides after developing a reputation for drops, as his numbers have improved in that area in each season since 2008.

In his seven-year NFL career, Edwards has 341 receptions for 5323 yards, and 39 touchdowns.

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