Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Seahawks trade for Colbert to boost receiving corps

Seahawks sign Robinson, trade for Colbert to boost receiving corps
NFL.com Wire Reports

The Seattle Seahawks added two wide receivers on Tuesday, acquiring one in a trade while signing another off the streets.

The Seahawks acquired Keary Colbert in a trade from the Denver Broncos for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, and also signed free agent Koren Robinson, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

Colbert's agent, Gary Uberstine, said Tuesday afternoon in an e-mail to The Associated Press his client is coming to help replenish Seattle's receiving corps. Colbert, 26, signed with the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent during the offseason after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Robinson, who signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks, played in nine games for the Green Bay Packers last season. He started 52 games for Seattle from 2001-04 as its former No. 1 draft choice in 2001. Coach Mike Holmgren values Robinson because he already knows his offense.

The Seahawks have lost six players to injuries at the position, including three for the entire season.

The Seahawks placed receiver Logan Payne on the injured reserve list with a torn ligament in his right knee on Monday, when it was also learned that backup quarterback Seneca Wallace -- who was going to see time at wideout as an emergency fill-in -— would be out for a month with a calf injury.

Along with Payne, receivers Nate Burleson (torn knee ligament) and Ben Obomanu (broken collarbone) are out for the season. Veterans Deion Branch (recovering from a torn ACL) and Bobby Engram (cracked bone in his shoulder) are expected to be ready after the Seahawks' bye week.

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