New York Jets: David Garrard on Reserved List, Sign WR Ben Obomanu

By alfredepps
Ed Mulholland- USA Today Sports

The New York Jets needed a very good passing attack, and they just did that with the signing of wide receiver Ben Obomanu? Sike.

Jets officially placed David Garrard on the reserved/retired list early this morning. This move was the result of when Garrard sustained a chronic knee injury and decided to retire earlier this month. The Jets signed Garrard to a one-year, $1.1 million contract on March 11 with the intention of him competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback position.

Bringing Obomanu on board now as to fill the roster spot left open by Garrard is ludicrous, don’t you think? In his career, Obomanu has played in 66 games, tallying up 87 receptions for 1,209 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2012, he played in eight games and caught four passes for 58 yards for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks released him last season in March.

John Idzik, if you are trying to improve the Jets passing offense, signing a mediocre wide receiver is not the answer, and that’s especially true when you have a veteran wide receiver like Braylon Edwards still available in the NFL free agency market. Bringing Edwards back is the best bet for this offense because he has familiarity with the coaching staff and your quarterback Sanchez.

Last season Edwards played in three game with the Jets and caught 10 balls for 125 yards. The numbers don’t make you say wow, but in his short re-signing with the Jets last season he showed he can have an immediate impact with the team and be a positive offensive weapon for Sanchez in the passing game.

You Obomanu, I say “ObomaNo”!

Alfred Epps is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @mralfredepps or add him to your network on Google

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