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Seahawks Relese WR Brian Blades

June 5, 1999

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) _ Veteran Brian Blades, second only to Hall of Famer Steve Largent among Seattle Seahawks receivers, was released by the team Friday.

Blades, 33, said he hoped to sign with another club.

The Seahawks also announced the signing of veteran wide receiver Charles Jordan.

Blades, the team’s top draft choice in 1988, is second in club history with 581 receptions for 7,620 yards, with 17 100-yard games. He played in 156 games with 122 starts and ranks fourth on the team with 34 receiving touchdowns.

Blades set a team record with 81 receptions in 1994. He was a unanimous all-rookie selection in 1988 and a Pro Bowl selection in 1989, when he also was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Blades had five 70-catch seasons and topped 1,000 yards four times.

Jordan joins the Seahawks after three seasons with Miami, two with Green Bay and one with the Los Angeles Raiders, when he was on injured reserve.

Last year Jordan played in three of Miami’s first four games before going on the injured reserve list the rest of the season with a groin injury.

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