In a very fan-friendly move, the New York Jets have decided to bring back Braylon Edwards for what will be a three game audition for the remainder of the season. Edwards was in the news last week when he infamously tweeted “Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will probe it when given a proper chance” in a show of support for his former quarterback. The following day Edwards was placed on the injured/waived list by the Seattle Seahawks.
With a depleted receiving corps, the Jets obviously felt it was worth taking a flyer on Edwards as they were rewarded him on waivers just moments ago. Edwards will provide a familiar face to Quarterback Mark Sanchez, something he hasn’t had a lot of this season. The two are still very close off the field and had a lot of success together in 2009 and 2010 before the Jets let Edwards go to free agency. Edwards was the Jets leading receiver in 2010 catching 53 balls for 904 and 7 Touchdowns.
Despite not having much (if any) success the past two seasons with San Francisco and Seattle, the Jets are hoping that Edwards will spark what has been a morbid group of receivers this season. Assuming he is healthy, he gives them an immediate threat down the field, something they have not had all season, and with the injury to Stephen Hill there is a good chance that he may start on Monday night vs. Tennessee.