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Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:44 am
Edwards gets down at his birthday bash in February 2011. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Braylon Edwards had a decent run in New York, statistically speaking. He caught 53 balls for 904 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010, when he was the Jets leading receiver. But they got rid of him anyway, bringing in Plaxico Burress and letting Braylon limp off into the San Francisco sunset on a one-year, $1 million deal.

The 49ers cut Edwards midway through the year, however. And the Jets are now interested in bringing Edwards back, according to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Edwards would, ironically, replace Burress, who's not expected to return to the Jets in 2011.

Rex Ryan was always a fan of Edwards, but the same wasn't necessarily true for Jets teammates. Edwards off-field antics, including a DWI arrest after the 2010 season began, caused some teammates to call him "selfish" (sound familiar?).

I'd doubtful Edwards would look selfish if he re-signed with New York: the wideout wouldn't likely cost much in terms of guaranteed money, and the Jets could almost certainly get him on a one-year contract.

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Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:23 am

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Hey, Jets fans. If you don't want Edwards, the Browns will take him back. Braylon can be very frustrating on the field and off it. I know. Poor route-running, pouting if you don't involve him early, drops, and being young and dumb in his youth. But he did scored 16 TDs for the Browns in 2007. How many receivers are capable of that? And actually, he had a wonderful program for at-risk youth in Cleveland. He sent 100 kids to college with $10,000 each if they graduated with decent grades and good attendance. That's $1 million! Sign him up, Browns! We led the NFL in drops last year. He'll fit right in. Plus, he'll come cheap and play hungry.  

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:20 am

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Fantastic idea Jets. Bring in another guy who is me me guy. Who can't catch.Who is slow and won't take a hit or blocks whenhe only feels like it. This team is so headed in the wrong direction it's ridiculous. Well after this seaon when they go 6-10, Ryan will be fired. Sanchez will be release or a free agent/traded for nothing. This is such a sad story of team that was so close but couldn't figure out what was wrong with them. They couldn't see that the only leaders they had they let go. They couldn't see that they were the slowest team in the league at every position where you need speed. Awful scouting. Terrible draft picks. Have fun Jets fans, it's gonna be a long season. Do not be surprised if your looking up at the Bills, Dolphins and you know who...

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:57 am

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Another stupid idea by a silly team.

Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:07 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Forget Edwards' off-field 'gangsta antics for a moment.  He stretches the field.  Rememeber those multiple 40+ yarders in 2010?  The ones that ranked 5th in the league?  The 70+ yarder in the playoffs?  Sanchez and Edwards hooked-up after only a couple of games when he came over from Cleveland during the '09 season.  They quickly developed chemistry.  The winning ingredient between quarterback and receiver.  

Sanchez has chemistry with Edwards and Keller.  Not so, with Holmes.  Last year Holmes was not effective.  At all.  Jump on Sanchez if you will, but where was Holmes during the season helping his quarterback out on the field?  Holmes is just as responsible for his dismal season as the man that is responsible getting the ball to him.  Holmes is amazingly effective when his counterpart is stretching the field.  Burress wasn't stretching anything last year except his muscles.  And not very well at that.  35 years old?  Beware Eagles.  Don't take the bait.    

As for Edwards?  I think it's a great fit.  Both the Jets and Edwards had a large dose of reality last year at the expense of his departure.  The receiver, because of his 'gansta antics, had limited options, signing an incentive-laid 1 yr, $1M year with the 49'ers. He had an off year, never fitting in, getting injured, then cut.  The Jet's, on the other hand, replced him with Burress?  How did that work out.  And let's give Edwards his just due as an exceptional blocking receiver.  As for his hands?  They were just fine in 2010.

Get him, Jets.  You can get him for 1 yr, and little dollars.  It makes sense for both parties.  And isn't that the defintion of a good deal?  

Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:58 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

AAAAAAAnnnndd this is why we all love the Jets.  The NFL's punching bag of a team!!!

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:53 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

WHY WHY WHY?  There are a TON of FA WR's hitting the market this offseason.  This chach is a liability, on and off the field. 

Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:55 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

I think it's a dude.  If I were to get into a fist fight with him/her I'd certainly fight her like a man if she's not.  I'm pretty sure she's a dude? 

Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:46 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

lol too the dude you wrote, is that a dude who Braylon Edwards is standing next too.....MAYBE he turned gay !!!! I just think Braylon Edwards belongs on a team with less drama like the Patriots. My Opinion 

Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

Why would you supplement a QB that can barely make an NFL throw with a WR who drops more balls than he catches? Sanchez makes an decent throw every third or fourth pass and they're trusting that pass to Braylon Edwards hands. Sounds like SB winning move to me...

Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:23 am

Report: Jets interested in Braylon reunion

OH no not again!!!

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