New York Jets: Edwards Returns

By Raymond Mencke


Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets dipped back into their better days when the team claimed Braylon Edwards off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks today.  Edwards played for the Jets in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.  He was a free agent following the 2010 season and signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Edwards played 28 regular season games for the Jets catching 88 passes for 1445 yards and 11 touchdowns.  He added 15 catches for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason.  He might be most remembered for his 15-yard touchdown reception against the New England Patriots in the 2010 postseason where he carried a couple Patriot defenders into the end zone.

It has been a struggle for Edwards since he has left New York.  He played in nine games with the 49ers last season and only caught 15 passes for 181 yards with no scores.  He was signed by the Seahawks as a free agent and has played in 10 games this season.  He has caught eight passes for 74 yards and one touchdown.

The Jets had to pick up a receiver with the injury to Stephen Hill.  Hill has a sprained knee which occurred against the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend.  The team has also been without Clyde Gates who is recovering from a concussion.

One person who should be very happy with acquisition is Mark Sanchez.  Sanchez had very good chemistry with Edwards who made a lot of difficult catches for the quarterback.  Edwards is also a punishing run blocker which fits in with the running attack the Jets want to utilize.  Edward’s first ever game was played on a Monday night against the Miami Dolphins and now he will rejoin the team next Monday night against the Tennessee Titans.

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