Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Friday afternoon that Braylon Edwards will start at wide receiver Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to ESPN's Liz Matthews.
Carroll called Edwards' play "a great surprise for us" after the 29-year-old receiver hauled in three catches for 83 yards and one touchdown this preseason.
Edwards is replacing Golden Tate in the starting lineup with Tate's knee causing him to miss at least one game. If Edwards shows some early chemistry with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson though, the job could be his to keep as the Seahawks are sorely lacking a vertical threat.
Edwards is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career after he only caught 15 passes for 181 yards in nine games with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers eventually released the up-and-down wide receiver after he re-injured his knee and required a second surgery.
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