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Jets may face old teammate Braylon Edwards
BY Seth Walder
When the Jets head to Seattle this weekend, they likely will find an old friend suited up in the opponents’ uniform. Former Jet Braylon Edwards has been recovering from a knee injury and looks slated to return Sunday against his old club.
Particularly since the Jets’ receiving corps have disappointed thus far, Ryan was asked why the Jets didn’t pursue Edwards, someone who had been successful in New York before.
“Well I think it’s always a two-way street,” said Ryan. “In our situation we had just drafted a young receiver we felt great about. We have Santonio Holmes, we have Kerley, a young guy we thought could be a guy that’s on the (upswing) and all that.”
“Would things have been different if Holmes had an injury earlier? I don’t know,” Ryan added.
In 28 games for the Jets in 2009 and 2010, Edawrds totaled 88 receptions, 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“I’ll say this: I’ve always had a great deal of admiration and respect for Braylon Edwards as you guys know,” said Ryan. “The way he worked on the practice field, the way he blocks, the way he does the unselfish things on the field…That’s a tough guy.”