The Seattle Seahawks made a few changes to the roster this afternoon as they released wide receiver Braylon Edwards as well as put left guard James Carpenter on season-ending non-football illness list.
The release of the declining wide receiver came after statements Edwards made regarding the New York Jets organization and their quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Edwards made comments about the Jets’ front office in a tweet earlier today saying:
“Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will probe it when given a proper chance.”
A few hours later Edwards tried to make amends with everyone sending out another tweet:
“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate who I wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for.”
Edwards has not been very productive for the Seahawks with only eight catches and one touchdown this season. He had a chance for another touchdown this Sunday but the somewhat controversial call was reversed taking away Edwards’ touchdown.
With the lack of production and the comments said earlier it is no surprise that Edwards was released by the Seahawks. The performances of receivers Golden Tate and Sidney Rice have made Edwards obsolete in the offense.
As far as the left guard position, it looks like the Seahawks third round pick back in 2011, John Moffitt, will take Carpenter’s spot in the lineup.
Seattle will do their best to work out the issues on the offensive line while they continue to get production from Rice, Tate, and third receiver Doug Baldwin.