Since the re-signing of wideout Santonio Holmes, the Jets are missing an offensive weapon in Braylon Edwards who has yet to be re-signed by the team. Will the re-signing happen at all? After Nnamdi Asomugha pulled a Cliff Lee on New York and went to Philadelphia, the Jets are now focused on re-signing cornerback Antonio Cromartie and it seems the team is moving on from Edwards.
The Daily News has learned this morning that Edwars will not be returning as a Jet, reason being because of financial constaints. The teams offense does need improvement but it does not seem to be on their mind as much as the lock down defense they are trying to put on the field come opening day. The passing on Edwards might not come back to haunt the Jets if they can sign a free agent receiver that is on the board. A few names that are out there would spark any teams interest. Randy Moss and Plaxico Burress are two of the many that are up for grabs.
Burress has been invited to the Jets facility in Florham Park, New Jersey tomorrow but has yet to accept the curtious invitation. According to a source, if the returning receiver does come to New York, he would rather play for the Giants, but it will not stop the Jets from making a big offer.
Edwards is feeling blue instead of green for not being re-signed but now has to focus on trying to get another job. In his rear view mirror stands the Minnesota Vikings who reportedly are interested in his services. With the Vikings losing their top receiver, Sidney Rice to the Seattle Seahawks, they now look to fill the void, and with Donovan McNabb as their new quarterback it might catch someone’s attention. No numbers have been thrown Edwards’ way, but with his reliable hands on the field he is most likely going to catch a big one.