Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Save The Date: Seahawks vs. Cardinals

The Countdown Is On – Game 1 Is In 41 Days – September 9th, 2012
1:25PM PT - University of Phoenix Stadium

Before the players took the field this morning, Dave Softy Mahler tweeted out news about the Seattle Seahawks newest addition.

Breaking #Seahawks news: WR Braylon Edwards will sign with team today, league source tells me

— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) July 31, 2012

Braylon Edwards signed a one year deal with the team.  He was in Seattle for a tryout early last week.  To make room, the Seahawks released kicker Carson Wiggs.

Small Observations

Edwards is wearing Mike Williams’ old #17, and looked in shape and healthy today.  Hopefully he will be another receiver for the ‘Hawks that Jim Harbaugh regrets not keeping (thanks for Doug Baldwin though!).

Edwards, along with Sidney Rice and Antonio Bryant were catching passes from the quarterbacks away from the rest of the receivers early in practice, no passes were dropped and Rice looked healthy and in shape going up for a few balls.

Bruce Irvin along with the rest of the defensive line was out doing drills and that kid is as fast as advertised, he absolutely tore through the course.  I can’t wait for Clemons and Irvin bearing down on Sam Bradford on third downs next season.

Offense

Josh Portis threw some very nice balls during the small session with Bryant, Rice and Edwards and again in a scrimmage towards the end of practice.  He didn’t throw any interceptions that I saw.

John Moffitt was taking snaps at center, which caught my eye after the extension to Max Unger.  Nothing out of the ordinary though, Tom Cable loves his players to play multiple positions (Case in point Paul McQuistan, Frank Omiyale).

Anthony McCoy and Cam Morrah have done an excellent job catching passes so far this camp.  McCoy’s drops have been an issue thus far in his career, but he has looked solid so far.

All of the tight ends have been more involved in the passing game, and less used in blocking, which is a necessity if the offense is going to take a step forward this year.

Defense

KJ Wright was noted for making calls during this off season’s OTA’s and continued today, taking Bobby Wagner aside a few times and instructing.  With David Hawthorne gone it is great to see him taking an advanced role in this defense.  It’s also frustrating that he’s shown more than Aaron Curry ever did.

The newest Seahawks WR Braylon Edwards. (Photo Credit Seahawks.com)

Barrett Ruud, Jameson Konz and Matt McCoy did not practice today, instead watching from the sidelines in sweatpants.  All three of them are coming off season ending injuries so it could just be the team taking it easy with them, similar to Sidney Rice.

Defensive back Coye Francis has performed very well so far, and made a few plays on the ball today.  He could be a candidate for the practice squad this season.

Quarterback Competition

For the 4th consecutive day, Matt Flynn was the best quarterback on the field today.  He is quickly pulling away from the pack, and Russell Wilson is far back.  Both are ahead of incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson though.

Wilson threw three interceptions today, and it seemed as though all three quarterback’s weren’t at their best today.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider have certainly noticed the two pulling away, and are reportedly taking calls on Jackson.  

What They’re Saying

Newest Seahawk Braylon Edwards spoke to the media after practice today:

The reporters made it awkward immediately, asking Edwards about Brandon Browner and his’ relationship (they had a few skirmishes last season when he was a member of the 49ers):

“We, as players never take things off the field.  I’m happy we can fight for the same team now though”.

Asked what he brings to the team: ”Size and speed, I bring to the table.  Positive attitude, and I’m just out here trying to get better” 

Tomorrow is an off day for the team. There you have it folks.

More coming soon on our Seahawks blog.

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