Braylon Edwards, the receiver with so much talent but not enough to show for it, is getting another shot to kick-start his career. Seattle Seattle Seahawks have signed him to one-year contract, according to ESPN. Edwards has had an inconsistent career to say the least, breaking out in Clevelend but then faltering and only showing flashes of high-quality play.
He is trying to get beyond 2011 season with San Francisco that was marred by injury.
“I like what they’ve got going on out here,” Edwards said of Seattle. “Just walking and talking to these guys when I came on an interview last year, it’s a high-positive organization. There is a lot of positivity and you can see the energy these guys have. These guys are happy to come out here and play for coach (Pete) Carroll and their position coaches and it seems like they have the thing moving in the right direction.”
In 2007, Edwards was projected to be a star after catching 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Browns. But things quickly soured and he w as gone. He landed under the bright lights of New York with the Jets, but he was hardly the force they needed or expected him to be.
Edwards had 53 catches for 904 yards and seven touchdowns with the Jets in 2009. Last year, Edwards played in nine games for San Francisco, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and no touchdowns while battling injuries. The Niners bid him adieu in December.
His signing in Seattle does not guarantee a roster spot. The Seahawks invited Edwards in for a tryout before the start of training camp, but thought more of Antonio Bryant, who had not played in the NFL in two years. So, after they signed Bryant, Edwards went to Miami for a tryout with the Dolphins. But Seattle coach Pete Carroll called Edwards back because he needed more receivers in camp.
“Braylon worked out really well for us a week ago, and we had him in mind as a guy that could help us if we had a shot to get him in here,” Carroll said. “He responded to it well. I know he is a very aggressive football player.”
Now, it is about translating that aggression into productivity for Edwards.