Seattle Seahawks Bid Adieu to Braylon Edwards

Thomas HolmesCorrespondent IIIDecember 5, 2012

Dec 2, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) breaks up a pass to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) during the first quarter at Soldier Field.  Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

After a little more than a half season with the Seahawks, Braylon Edwards has worn out his welcome in Seattle.

Seattle Times writer Danny O'Neil reported the move on Tuesday, "Seattle has released receiver Braylon Edwards with an injured designation. Edwards appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks. He caught eight passes in his time with the Seahawks, but had struggled with a recurring knee injury."

With Edwards out of the picture, the 'Hawks will move forward with five wide receivers, but was Edwards ever really in the picture?

Of all the "experienced" options the Seahawks auditioned at training camp this summer, Edwards looked to be the most promising. After a slow start to the season, for a brief moment against New England it looked like Edwards could actually help live up to that promise as a valuable cog for the 'Hawks' receiving corp. 

It wasn't meant to be. 

Fortunately though the 'Hawks managed to move on with Russell Wilson leading the way, as he developed a solid rapport with receivers Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and, to a lesser extent, Zach Miller and Doug Baldwin over the course of the season.

For now it's workable, as Wilson seems incapable or simply unwilling to accept the alternative. 

As for Edwards, his recent Twitter posts regarding Mark Sanchez's benching in New York, probably didn't do much to help his cause in Seattle, but it's hard to say whether that was the final nail in the coffin with Pete Carroll and the 'Hawks' braintrust.

At the end of the day, Edwards' play on the field didn't match the drama and injuries off it, so it was time to say goodbye. 

Given his age and potential, don't be surprised to see Edwards' name resurface once again at some  point, as there always seems to be a story attached to him, yet the question is whether anyone will still care to listen.  

For now that's not the 'Hawks' problem as they have far bigger issues to deal with as they buckle down for the final stretch run towards the playoffs.