On the Seahawks' veteran WR options

July, 26, 2012
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Braylon Edwards and Antonio Bryant could be competing for a Seattle Seahawks roster spot after the team released veteran receiver Mike Williams.

Both are expected to participate in tryouts before the team opens training camp Saturday. Jason LaCanfora reported Edwards' tryout via Twitter. Bryant participated on a tryout basis in the team's minicamp from June 12-14. Edwards has been available since the San Francisco 49ers released him last season.

Seattle isn't necessarily looking for a starter opposite Sidney Rice, but Williams' release -- he'd been hurt, and conditioning was a concern -- left the team without many proven options. Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Kris Durham, Ben Obomanu and Ricardo Lockette are the other more prominent receivers on the roster. The team also expects tight ends Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow to factor into the receiving game.

Tate's emergence is a key variable. He made strides in 2011 after a rough rookie season in 2010. A hand injury set him back this offseason.

Bryant, 31, hasn't played since catching 39 passes for 600 yards for Tampa Bay in 2009. Knee problems have kept him out of the game. Bryant showed enough last month to pique the Seahawks' interest, but he wasn't yet sharp enough to command a contract. An impressive workout could at least keep Bryant on the team's radar.

Edwards, 29, wasn't much of a factor for the 49ers. Injuries were partly to blame. He did average 17.1 yards per reception with seven touchdowns for the New York Jets in 2010.

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