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Seahawks waive WR Braylon Edwards

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm with 25 Comments »
December 4, 2012 3:21 pm
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) catches a pass while covered by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Jalil Brown, back, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

First reported by Brad Biggs of The Chicago, I can confirm that the Seattle Seahawks waived/injured receiver Braylon Edwards today.

The University of Michigan product had to fight for a spot on the roster during training camp, but emerged as a starter for Seattle in the season opener at Arizona because Golden Tate started the season with a knee issue.

Edwards, 29, played in 10 games for Seattle, finishing with eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

The Seahawks now have five receivers on the active roster in Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Charly Martin, Jermaine Kearse and Tate.

Seattle also has three receivers on the practice squad in Corbin Louks, Lavasier Tuinei and Phil Bates, so it’s possible head coach Pete Carroll could move one of those players up to the active roster to replace Edwards.

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  1. That’s kind of weird – why now? Is it becuase we may look to pick up some CB’s in light of the looming suspensions?

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good move! Bates moving up the ladder.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Now if we can get Sweezy back at LG.

  4. ChrisHolmes says:

    I’m thinking this has to be a precursor to looming CB suspensions.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Why would you want a downgrade at guard, which Sweezy certainly is vs. Moffitt?

  6. Skavage says:

    Edwards released with the “Injured” designation per PFT. No idea what (if any) real injury exists but maybe they are making room so they can go out and get another DB in anticipation of the need there for 4 games.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    He’s been battling a balky knee all season.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Because Moffitt is inconsistent, and if he continues to struggle at pass protection Sweezy, ( being a Superior athelete) would be a good replacement imo.
    Maybe not now, but definitely next year.

  9. EastCoastFan51 says:

    Currently Moffit is playing better than Carpenter…Sweezy is still learning and inconsistent. At this point in the season we don’t have time for Sweezy to learn on the job with the playoffs on the line. Moffit is the best we got right now at left guard.

  10. tchristensen says:

    Hopefully they’ll resign Deon Butler!

  11. princeaden says:

    I would like to see Kearse get some more opportunities. I think he could turn into a pretty decent threat for us.

  12. Nomdeguerre says:

    Whatever happened to Ricardo Lockette?

  13. bbnate420 says:

    This is good news if for nothing else it suggests that they don’t believe that Rice suffered a concussion versus the Bears. Other than that, I’m somewhat ambivalent. It also probably signals that they are somewhat happy with Kearse’s play.

    Georgia, did you watch Sweezy play versus the Tards last time? I don’t want a repeat of that. Maybe he has improved greatly since then, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. He is by far the greater liability in pass protection of he and Moffitt, going by what we’ve seen in games. Don’t twist this, I still think Sweezy has a ton of potential and has a good shot of starting in 2013.

  14. bbnate420 says:

    I also wouldn’t mind bringing Butler back if they need another WR to play later on.

  15. bbnate420 says:

    Nomdeguerre, he is on the Whiners practice squad. They could snatch him and place him on the 53 if they wanted to.

  16. Seahawks22360 says:

    Happy with Kearse’s play? What has he done?

  17. VNHLNFAN says:


  18. pope411 says:

    Shoulda got those fingers under that ball…

  19. bbnate420 says:

    Seahawks22360, not much on offense in the games, but we don’t see the practices. He played fairly well in preseason and he does have a couple of catches. They must have faith that either he or Martin can step in as the 3rd receiver in a game in case Rice, Tate, or Baldwin gets injured in order to release Edwards. Unless he has some unreported injury or behavioral incident.

  20. JZombie says:

    Don’t got a lot of ground to stand on here, but i’m going to go ahead and root for Charly Martin to make a bigger impact. I liked what I saw during the preseason, just haven’t had much chance to see what he could do aside from a couple of games so far.

  21. jawpeace says:

    JZzombie,I think they cut Charie Martin a few weeks ago.

  22. jawpeace says:

    I think TO would have contributed more to the Hawks than BE did. I would not mine seeing Butler back. Also if they signed R. Lockett off the 40whiners practice squad that would be cool; as he could help spy for the upcoming match-up.

  23. SandpointHawk says:

    The “waive/injured” tag likely means that Edwards did not pass a team physical on his way out the building, and the team might reach an injury settlement with him. But this is clearly more of a move about Edwards’ ability than injury considering he played last week.

  24. SandpointHawk says:

    Jawpeace, from Eric’s write up at the top of the string…

    The Seahawks now have five receivers on the active roster in Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Charly Martin, Jermaine Kearse and Tate.

    Read more here:

  25. jchawks08 says:

    As a Husky homer, I hope Kearse gets to see the field more often. Yup, 2 catches and 1 drop. This is spot-on in regards to his Husky career. Here’s to hoping he keeps the drops to a minimum going forward.

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