BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Braylon Back With Jets
FLORHAM PARK, NJ: Multiple sources have confirmed that the Jets have claimed WR Braylon Edwards off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. He is now property of the Jets and they are responsible for the remainder of his $875,000 one year contract (aproximately $164,000). He reportedly has joined the team in NJ and could be available to play on Monday vs. Tennessee. More details on this story as it becomes available.
FORMER FAN FAVORITE MAY BE CLEARED FOR LANDING IN NEW YORK
According to Seth Walder, of the New York Daily News, the Jets and free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards have been in discussion to rejoin the team for the final stretch run of the season — citing an anonymous team source.
Removed from the Seahawks’ injury list Monday, Edwards will hit waivers at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Conor Orr of the Newark Star Ledger has reported that the Jets have waived running back Khalil Bell — a move presumably done to make room for the original Flight Boy.
Edwards, who enjoyed a fine season with the Jets — and more importantly, Mark Sanchez — in 2010 (53 rec / 904 yards / 7 TDs), made news when he came to the aid of his former QB on Twitter last week. “Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will (prove) it when given a proper chance,” he tweeted. Later, he apologized on Twitter for “insulted and disrespecting an administration I have the utmost respect for”.
Since leaving New York, Edwards has found little success. He’s made just 23 receptions in split time with the 49ers and Seahawks. In 10 games with Seattle this year, Edwards made eight receptions and caught one touchdown pass before he was waived last week due to his knee injury — one that has plagued him over the last two years.
The Jets have injury problems of their own when it comes to the wide receiver position. Already without Santonio Holmes and Dustin Keller, it appears rookie Stephen Hill will miss time with a sprained right knee as his status is still uncertain. Rex Ryan was “hopeful” on Monday that Hill’s knee injury wasn’t too serious and that he would “bounce back”.
Seventh round draft pick Jordan White wasn’t active Sunday and receiver Clyde Gates missed the game with a concussion, but Ryan hopes to get Gates back for their Monday night game at Tennessee.
Sanchez’s top passing weapons stood as Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, Mardy Gilyard and Konrad Reuland at the end of Sunday’s game.
On Monday, Rex Ryan wouldn’t comment entirely if the team was entertaining the idea of bringing back Braylon, saying “he’d rather focus on the guys he has”. He did, however, add this.
“We always look at all possibilities. I think our pro department does a tremendous job of finding guys for us … You guys know what I’ve always said about Braylon in the past, so you know how I feel about him.”