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Hawks sign WR Braylon Edwards, cut K Wiggs

Post by Eric Williams on July 31, 2012 at 9:56 am with 33 Comments »
July 31, 2012 9:56 am

The Seattle Seahawks announced this morning that they have signed veteran receiver Braylon Edwards to the team’s 90-man roster.

Edwards had a tryout with the Seahawks last week, but the team added veteran receiver Antonio Bryant instead.

In order to make room for Edwards, the Seahawks cut kicker Carson Wiggs.

Edwards would seem to provide some insurance for Sidney Rice, who’s been working in a red jersey during training camp after coming off of two shoulder surgeries this offseason. Seattle now has 14 receivers on the roster. Edwards is wearing No. 17.

Edwards is expected to be at practice today.

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  1. ruminator1 says:

    from seahawks.net:

    http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/v … c8f9621574 Lockette interview

    they also have 2 pictures of red, one with a child in his hands and another with Wilson substituted for the child. didn’t know how to copy it here, but it is really funny

  2. HawkyHann says:

    Reclamation project continues for Seattle WRs.

    I really want to know what happened with BMW. First Antonio Brynt and now Braylon Edwards. But we said no thanks to Randy Moss and Chad Johnson. Hmm…..I don’t get it.

  3. Ill be attending the thursday practice. Although eric does an excellent job covering. 2 eyes are better than 1. Is there anything you folks want me to specifically scope out?

    I did an entry on my observations in the Jason Jones feature if you want an idea of what im looking at and what I already have seen.

  4. He was told see what else you can get (from Miami), just like Flynn he knew where to sign. Finally getting serious at WR.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Love it, HawksKD. I’d be interested in hearing what receivers are lined up where. I’d also like to hear about the corners behind Sherman and Browner. Thanks!

  6. Is Edwards practicing at flanker or split end?

  7. DreadHawks says:

    Huh? whaaaat? Braylon Edwards??? Is this a get yer butt in gear signing to those already on roster or something else? Wasn’t this guy a big headache elsewhere?

    @HawksKD, I would love more on the LB’s. In my mind other than QB they are the only real question for me.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    HawksKD- Thanks for the info!

    If you have a chance to watch how the linebacking group is shaping up, and how Bates ( the undrafted rookie free agent WR ) is doing , let us know. Thanks!

  9. Dukeshire says:

    gramsci – Split End.

  10. Edwards led the league in drops while in Cleavland I believe, but he turned it around, and I’m pretty sure he was close if not at the top of the leaugue with catching everything that was thrown to him % wise. I like the signing. Maybe kickin’ it with Rice will staight’n him out and he will thrive at split end and could become essestial if Rice goes down. I like the two vet signing, it puts a little fire uder the youngsters. Hopefully Tate and Lockette step it up because of the signings.

  11. Will do. WR/DB are a little easier for me to observe because they work in so much space which is easier to see from the berm. I will do my best to watch the linebackers also as I know that will be the weakness/most inconsistant cog of our defense.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    From 2008 – 2010, Braylon had the highest % of drops in the league. However, in 2010 alone however, he ranked among the surest hands.

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/05/23/drop-percentage/

    As a side, looking at just last season, look who’s #1 in % of fewest drops. Who knew…?

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/01/17/drop-rate-2011-which-receivers-are-dropping-the-ball/

  13. RDPoulsbo says:

    It didn’t seem like there was a real competition at kicker anyway, so why not bring in some TC fodder?

    As for TC info, I’d like to hear how the d-line is coming along, especially how the new guys are fitting in like Irvin, Howard and Jones. How does Wagner look with the pads on? On offense, besides the WRs as mentioned, how does the o-line look? Does Turbin look like he’ll be able to take over at RB should Lynch go down? Any additional insight is always appreciated.

  14. Cool stat about Golden!

  15. You have to remember this FO adds players and drops players like no ones business. Will Edwards and Bryant be here come game day? Who knows but it doesn’t hurst to kick the tires and if one or both don’t work so be it. Our receiving core is average at best and here is to hoping Rice can play the entire season. I think some of these signings are because they fit the price tag and if they play above that price you win, they don’t play at the price tag well you gave it a shot without taking it in the pocket.

  16. I think they should make a play For Wallace – they are asking a 1st but if you could get him for a 2nd and 5th or 4th then I think you do it!!

    WR’s would be:

    Wallace – Rice – Baldwin – Tate – Lockette and maybe Obo

    Heck I would be willing to send Tate if we had to – Wallace is 25 lots of Miles left!

  17. Nice link Duke, looks like we need to target Tate at least twice as much this year.

  18. I would make a run at Wallace too, but he ain’t no Fitz $$$$, dudes a legit burner though.

  19. If there was no salary cap, then going for Wallace would be fine (w/Allen’s deep pockets), but now we’ve got to balance things out. There’s only so many pieces of the pie to go around and we have to be responsible how we divide it.

  20. Never Know until you try :)

  21. HonHawksLSB says:

    I would like to know what kind of physical condition BEAST MODE is in. I am more concerned as to whether or not Marshawn is still motivated after signing the big contract then if he chooses to have a few drinks in Oaktown with his hommies.

    How hard is he going in drills? Is he winded? How many reps is he taking? I can’t handle another Shaun Alexander post big contract let down.

  22. Lynch looks great in practice – Yesterday he was non stop – He looks like he is still trying to cut some weight, he had on some extra layers yesterday –

    He never stops at the whistle, some times running all the way down field after a play (as does Washington and Rice) From what I saw in one practice I would say that there are no worries about slacking after a big contract

  23. Wow, I leave for five weeks to fight fire, and a whole bunch of stuff happens in Seahawk land!

    BMW gets cut, for somehow pissing off Coach Carrol, we sign Edwards and Bryant, training camp starts and it sounds like Wilson and Flynn are doing well. Golden Tate sounds like he’s left his knucklehead days behind–and I find out he didnt drop a single catchable ball last season! Who knew?! But its never been about a lack of talent, merely a lack of knowledge/precision in route running that has held Taterhead back. (I dont think Ive ever been as excited over a draft pick as I was when we got Tate, and Ive been watching his struggles anxiously ever since…)

    But the more things change, the more they stay the same: T-Jack is who we thought he was, Durham, Butler and Obomanu arent stepping up, and we still dont know who will start at LG and RG when the season opens.

    I cant wait to watch Irvin, the QB’s, and the rest of the new guys in PreSeason!

    A big shout out to all the regulars and semi-regulars who make this blog so much fun, and to Eric for doing a great job running things; Its great to be back!

  24. RDPoulsbo says:

    we still dont know who will start at LG and RG when the season opens.

    Well actually we do know that anyway. McQuistan at LG, Moffitt and RG. All of the injured o-line are back except Carp, who will be moved to LG when he’s healthy. Carp’s health is the one question PC isn’t answering.

  25. This Wr crew is in for a new look for the regular season. In fact it could be the first clues to the eventual Qb winner.

    What if the starting wideout set looked like this.

    Rice
    Edwards
    Bryant
    Tate
    Baldwin
    Lockette

  26. Am I the only guy thats a bit worried about Rice? Still in a red jersey and they get Braylon Edwards

  27. bird_spit says:

    I bet Lutui sees some downs this year. Maybe as backup, but with the history of our line, anything is possible. Great to have the depth at OL. Lem (or is it Mel), Breno, Alex Barron, etc. OL is stacked.

    HawksKD..my biggest concern is WR. Any color you can add to what little we know about the likely keepers. Its obvious the cut down of WR will be severe. My guess, Obo is history.

    Also would like to know if they are passing to Miller in practice, and is Washington being targeted in space.

    I have wanted Washington to be lined up as a wide-out since we acquired him.

  28. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “And now, that training camps here”
    “Pete faces some tough decisions”
    “My friend, I’ll say it clear”
    “I’ll state my case, of which I’ll make revisions”
    “Pete’s lived a life that’s full”
    “he traveled each and ev’ry highway”
    “And more, much more than this, he does it his way”

    “Regrets, he’s had a few”
    “But then again, too few to mention”
    “He did what he had to do and saw it through without exemption”
    “he planned each charted course, each careful step along Seahawks byway”
    “And more, much more than this, he does it his way”

    ” Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew”
    “Pete bit off more than he could chew”
    “But through it all, when there was doubt”
    “He ate it up and spit it out”
    “He faces all and still stands tall and does it his way”

    “The 12th man, yes all the fans”
    We’ve had our fill, our share of losing”
    “And now, as tears subside, we find it all so amusing”
    “To think how far we’ve come”
    “And may we say, not in a shy way,”
    “Oh, no, oh, no, not us, Pete does it his way”

    “For what is a fan, what have we got?”
    “If not the 12th man, then we have naught”
    “To say the things we truly feel and not the words of one who kneels”
    “The record shows Pete takes the blows and does it his way!”

    “Yes, it is his way!”

  29. Frank Sinatra… classic, Georgia. Classic.

  30. bird_spit says:

    More like Charlie Daniel’s and his fiddle..”Devil Went Down to Georgia”, but with Georgia Hawks lyrics.

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I was in Barnes and Noble yesterday and read a few pro football magazines that had recently come out. One thing I noticed that stood out was the universal praise of our secondary, especially our safeties. One magazine ranked Thomas #2 and Chancellor #6 amoung all safeties.

    Wow!

    We haven’t had bragging rights like this since the big Walt, Hutch duo!
    And none of our starting DBs have more than two NFL years of experience!
    Our secondary alone is worth the NFL ticket!

  32. raymaines says:

    Do you suppose Marshawn Lynch calls Antonio Bryant Matthew?

  33. psoundpowerhouse says:

    I can’t believe they cut Wiggs!
    What am I supposed to do now with his jersey?

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