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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Braylon's hammy an issue for Seahawks

By Rich Cimini

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes Braylon Edwards will be a good player for the Jets -- if he can get back on the field.

Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards
Carroll, speaking to reporters Wednesday in Seattle, said they waived Edwards because they didn't think his hamstring injury would heal before the end of the season.

"I'm hoping he's well," Carroll said. "He's going to be right at the cusp of getting back, from what we understand with his hammy. He'll be a good player for them. He's a good football player. Hopefully, he can get back and get well. We thought he had a three-week injury or so and it was going to be awhile before he'd get back. We weren't sure if he would make it back."

This is somewhat of an obvious statement by Carroll, because they wouldn't have placed him on injured reserve in the first place if they thought he would return. The Jets are betting that he'll be back sooner.

Edwards last played in Week 13. He played in 10 of 13 games for the Seahawks, but his playing time dropped considerably after opening the season as a starter. In his 10 games, he played in only 149 of 633 offensive snaps -- 24 percent.

On Monday, the Seahawks waived Edwards from their injured-reserve list. The Jets were the only team to submit a waiver claim. They assume his $825,000 contract, but they're responsible for only the final three weeks -- $145,000, assuming he remains on the team.