Seahawks looking at options to strengthen battered receiver position
With Braylon Edwards, Ben Obomanu and Doug Baldwin each dealing with injuries, the Seahawks may search for other players to bolster their group of receivers before playing Minnesota on Sunday.
Seattle Times staff reporter
RENTON — Braylon Edwards might be available this week after his knee swelled unexpectedly in Detroit, keeping him out of the Seahawks' loss to the Lions.
Ben Obomanu also could be back from a wrist injury he suffered Sunday, which required a visit to a specialist Monday.
And it's possible Doug Baldwin will be ready to return from a high ankle sprain, though coach Pete Carroll conceded that's a longshot.
That makes for a lot of question marks at wide receiver, which means the Seahawks might be making changes to their 53-man roster.
"We have to consider it because there's a little bit of uncertainty right there," Carroll said Monday. "We're looking at our options."
Carroll didn't offer any specifics, whether he would be looking at a veteran or perhaps elevating former Husky Jermaine Kearse from the practice squad.
Obomanu and fullback Michael Robinson each saw a specialist after suffering wrist injuries Sunday, and Carroll did not have an update on either.
Baldwin was able to run late last week, but it's unlikely he'll be able to return this week after suffering a high ankle sprain during Seattle's loss in San Francisco on Oct. 18.
"It's going to be a longshot for him to make it back," Carroll said. "He's trying."
Edwards' knee was examined Monday. The Seahawks planned for Edwards to split time with Golden Tate at split end in Sunday's game, but when Edwards woke up that morning, his knee had become an issue.
"The initial look at it is that he doesn't have any damage to his knee," Carroll said. "He has a knee that's worn on, and so it responded for whatever reason to this trip or something, and we'll see what that means."
The league trading deadline has been extended until Thursday, and it's no secret receiver Dwayne Bowe wants out of Kansas City, but he has only half a season remaining on his contract. Terrell Owens' name will inevitably be mentioned, too. He played flanker for the Seahawks during his three weeks with the team in August, and the spot Seattle would be looking to fill is split end and perhaps slot. Kearse has played well on the practice squad and could be a consideration.
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