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Braylon Edwards gets Seattle Seahawks workout

In search of a big, physical veteran receiver to pair opposite Sidney Rice, the Seattle Seahawks are working out former Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards at their facility on Thursday, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported.

The Seahawks later confirmed the report.

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Seattle released 6-foot-5, 230-pound wide receiver Mike Williamsless than two weeks ago and are expected to have an open competition for the No. 2 role during training camp. Of the current group of receivers vying for that spot, Ben Obomanu has the most career receptions (83), well ahead of Deon Butler (57), Golden Tate (56) and Doug Baldwin (55).

Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette, both entering their second season, have the size to replace Williams but lack experience.

The Seattle Seahawks have an open roster spot. In addition to Edwards, another player on Seattle's radar screen is Antonio Bryant, who has 372 receptions and 30 touchdowns over eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Browns, 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bryant has been out of football since 2009 due to a knee injury but worked out for the Seahawksduring their minicamp in June. The Seahawks could sign him if he is in better shape before training camp opens Saturday.

Like Bryant, Edwards is coming off a knee injury that limited him to 15 receptions in nine games with the 49ers. The team abruptly released Edwards before the postseason despite being paper thin at wide receiver. In 99 career games, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound Edwards has 341 receptions for 5,323 yards and 39 touchdowns.

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