The last two off-seasons have been eerily similar for Braylon Edwards as he found little interest last year before signing with the San Francisco 49ers and again this year few teams showed interest in the former Pro Bowler and third overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. But it does not matter now, as profootballtalk.com reports that Edwards will sign a one-year deal to become a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks, who do not have the strongest wide receiver core in the National Football League with Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate as their top wideouts, are hoping that Edwards can recapture the form that led to 53 receptions for 904 yards and seven touchdown catches just two seasons ago with the New York Jets.
Last season, Edwards signed a $3 million deal with the 49ers but ended up playing in just nine games, while hauling in just 15 passes for 181 yards and no touchdowns. He was released before the end of the season.
At one time, Edwards was viewed as one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL as he had a breakout campaign in 2007, when he caught 80 passes for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns that season with the Cleveland Browns en route to his one and only Pro Bowl season.
The former Michigan Wolverine will join the Seahawks, who will be the fourth NFL franchise he has played for as he hopes to earn a spot on their 53-man roster. Rice, Baldwin and Tate appear to be safe bets to make the roster, meaning Edwards will compete against veterans Ben Obomanu and Antonio Bryant for the one of the last spots on the receiver depth chart in Seattle.
For his career, Edwards has caught 341 passes for 5,323 yards to go along with 39-career touchdown receptions. He has played in 99 games over the course of his career with 89 starts to his credit.