Andre Davis: Seahawks Interested in a Trade?

ESPN's Len Pasquarelli reported on July 7th that the Seahawks may be interested in Cleveland Browns WR Andre Davis. According to Pasquarelli, a trade has been discussed, although it is not known what the Browns might be asking in return.

Drafted in the second round of the 2002 draft by Cleveland, Davis is known to have great speed and would enhance Seattle's vertical game. He has had several foot and lower leg injuries throughout his pro career - the Browns placed him on injured reserve on December 1 last season after several flareups of a toe injury.

In his NFL career, Davis has played in 39 games (starting 19), with 93 catches for 1,412 yards (15.2 average) and 13 TDs. His best year was 2003, when he grabbed 40 catches for 576 yards and 5 touchdowns. Although his 2004 season was shortened, Davis tied an NFL record on October 17 against the Bengals with a 99-yard TD reception from QB Jeff Garcia.

Davis has extensive special teams experience as well, with 8 punt returns for 40 yards and 88 kickoff returns for 1,871 yards and 1 TD in his pro career.

When asked about the feasibility of this trade, an NFL source told Seahawks.NET that "(Davis is) slated to handle the #4 role for the team this season, so they might as well deal him. He's much better than a #4 WR and Seattle really could use him. He's also in the final year of his rookie contract."

With Dennis Northcutt, Antonio Bryant and first-round pick Braylon Edwards all entrenched in their starting roles in Cleveland, the time might be right for Davis to be dealt. And though the Seahawks signed former New Orleans WR Jerome Pathon to a three-year deal in the off-season, the lack of a consistent deep threat may haunt the Seahawks when the season starts.

Doug Farrar is the Editor-in-Chief of Seahawks.NET. Feel free to contact him at doug@seahawks.net.


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