Braylon Edwards is back in the NFL to stay.
The wide receiver beat out Terrell Owens to survive the first wave of roster cuts Monday, and he's still standing after the Seattle Seahawks trimmed their roster to 53 players Friday night.
Wide receivers Ricardo Lockette (last year's fourth-round draft pick), Kris Durham and Deon Butler were cut, so Edwards might wind up starting in Seattle. With Doug Baldwin banged up, Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Edwards currently are the top three receivers. (Baldwin will play the slot when healthy.)
Edwards struggled to stay healthy last season for the San Francisco 49ers and was out of the NFL by Christmas. He had trouble finding a job all offseason, but he made a quick impression after joining the Seahawks in training camp.
The Seahawks also placed cornerback Walter Thurmond on the physically unable to perform list and activated offensive tackle James Carpenter from the list. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll promised earlier in the week that Carpenter would play this season, when plenty of folks doubted it.
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