Braylon Edwards has been one of the top free agents on the open market for months.
He worked out for the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins last week, but wasn’t immediately signed.
Some loose reports suggested the Dolphins were still legitimately interested.
Regardless of whether Miami was planning to make a move, he’s taking his talents to the northwest instead.
Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR Sports Radio in Seattle is reporting that he will sign with the Seahawks.
It’s a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
Why was he still available with less than a week before the 2012 NFL Hall of Fame Game?
It’s tough to point out one clear reason, but it was believed that the 6-3, 214-pound wide out was still recovering from the knee injury which forced the San Francisco 49ers to throw in the towel on his potential with the team last December.
In addition, Edwards comes with a warning label for his off-the-field image and for often catching the butterfingers. However, he is an underrated blocker and can separate from defenders better than most receivers when he’s healthy.
In nine games for the Niners, the 29-year-old receiver caught just 15 passes for 181 yards last year, although he did put on a show in 2010 with Gang Green, registering 53 receptions for 904 yards and seven scores. He also made fantasy owners a fortune in 2007 with 80 receptions for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns.
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