By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
As reported on SportsCenter, wide receiver Braylon Edwards appears to be headed for a second tour in New York and return to the Jets, according to their sources. This move has been rumored heavily over the past two days as the Jets are in desperate need of a receiver with Stephen Hill likely out for extended time with a sprained knee.
The Jets showed no interest in resigning him after the 2010 season, electing to pay Santonio Holmes instead. After spending a year on the 49ers and Seahawks, the Jets clearly think he can give their receiving corps a much-needed boost.
The fact that Edwards has received so little attention in the open market is puzzling, but he may have more value to the Jets than anyone else. He has always loved playing in New York and has a chemistry with Mark Sanchez.
The Jets were obviously willing to overlook his twitter outburst last week when he attacked the Jets front office, which he later deleted and apologized for.
Playing a veteran like Edwards prevents some of the younger receivers from developing, but Sanchez is starting to regress as a result of poor play from the receiver group. Bringing back a familiar face in Edwards could help get number 6 back on track. Plus, with playoffs still in the realm of possibility, perhaps this move can help the Jets win their final three games.
Of course, if it doesn’t work out, the Jets can just cut him and move on.