Report: Armanti Edwards works out for Seahawks
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Former Appalachian State standout quarterback Armanti Edwards worked out with the Seattle Seahawks, according to an ESPN report.
ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reported Friday that Edwards, who plays receiver in the NFL, and cornerback A.J. Jefferson worked out with the Seahawks.
Edwards was released by the Cleveland Browns in November after being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury last season. He was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier in the 2013 season.
Edwards could be brought in to replace Golden Tate, who signed with the Detroit Lions during the offseason, at punt returner. Edwards returned 40 punts for 281 yards in four seasons with the Panthers and the Browns.
His longest return went for 69 yards in 2012 with the Panthers. He also returned kickoffs for the Panthers in 2012.
Edwards caught five passes for 121 yards and no touchdowns in 35 games with the Panthers. He caught one pass for 10 yards in two games with the Browns.
Jefferson recorded 109 tackles and two interceptions in 43 games with the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals. He was released by the Vikings in November, 2013 after being arrested for domestic assault.
The Seahawks lost cornerbacks Brandon Browner to the New England Patriots and Walter Thurmond to the New York Giants in free agency.