Seahawks Eyeing WR Upgrade?

Russell Wilson has voiced support for his team taking a chance on Antonio Brown for several months, and the NFL’s new CBA would give Josh Gordon a chance at yet another reinstatement. The Seahawks may be in play for one of these high-profile targets.

A strong sense has emerged the Seahawks will take a chance to upgrade their receiving corps, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. Wilson made a plea for his team to add star power this offseason, but little has transpired on that front months later.

The Seahawks have Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf positioned as their top two receivers, and the team added Phillip Dorsett and Greg Olsen as auxiliary troops for its aerial attack. Brown would certainly change the game for Seattle and has worked out with Geno Smith this offseason, though the former All-Pro has done considerable damage to his stock over the past year and change.

A suspension remains expected for the soon-to-be 32-year-old wideout, whenever the NFL concludes its investigation. Although, Brown has been quieter on social media this offseason and appears to believe — despite the bridges he burned in Pittsburgh, Oakland and New England — he will catch on somewhere else this year. The Ravens, who employ Antonio Brown’s cousin (Marquise Brown) as their top wideout, have also been connected to the mercurial superstar.

Despite entering the NFL in 2012 as a supplemental draftee, Gordon is a first-time free agent. However, his latest suspension has him again on unstable ground regarding a return. Gordon, now 29, caught 11 passes for 139 yards in five games as a Seahawk last season. He applied for reinstatement last week.

Were the Seahawks to opt for a less risky, lower-ceiling receiver, Taylor Gabriel and Demaryius Thomas join ex-Wilson targets Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson in free agency.

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8 comments on “Seahawks Eyeing WR Upgrade?

  1. madmanTX

    How is AB’s drama an upgrade? Can he keep himself in check long enough to play a full season with any team anymore?

  2. M Haworth

    Every guy listed isn’t worth signing from either a talent or issues perspective.

  3. bravesfan88
    bravesfan88

    Even if they just bring someone in, it will still take them probably a few games to have any kind of real impact.

    Any WR Seattle signs, their ability to be successful will largely hinge on his ability to build chemistry with Wilson. That is the case moreso than just about any other QB, solely because Wilson ends up scrambling around fairly often. This leads to the WRs being forced to abandon their routes, improvise, and then get open..

    Any WR they sign, if he wants to make an immediate impact, has to quickly start getting together with Wilson, so they can try to develop that chemistry. Even still, there is a reason you will typically see Seattle’s new WRs start off fairly slow, and then progressively get better as the season draws to a close..

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