One week after he called them idiots, Braylon Edwards may be calling the New York Jets his bosses once again, according to reports. After being waived from Injured Reserve by the Seattle Seahawks, Edwards can either be claimed off of waivers or signed as a free agent if he passes through unclaimed.
Because of an incredibly easy schedule to close out the 2012 NFL season, along with other playoff hopefuls falling last Sunday, the jets are actually somehow in contention for the postseason. With very few offensive weapons, as well as a plethora of injuries to players on that side of the ball, the Jets may at least signing the player who called them idiots just last week.
Edwards was defending his former teammate in New York, embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. Following the benching two weeks ago that led to Greg McElroy coming in to lead the game winning drive against the Arizona Cardinals, it was Edwards who blasted the decision makers and powers-that-be in New York. This is what he said on Twitter.
“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.”
Later on, Edwards took to Twitter again, only this time, to apologize for his earlier remarks regarding his former team.
“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate, who I…[next tweet] …wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for.”
Not exactly the best way of going about asking for a job, but I suppose it is a start.
Edwards failed to really ever catch on in Seattle this season, catching just eight passes for 74 yards and one touchdown. He played two seasons with New York, with his best season coming in 2010. In that season, Edwards played a full 16 games and caught 53 balls for 904 yards and seven touchdowns. It was the closest he ever came to his lone 1,000 yard receiving season back in 2007 as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Considering some of the injuries to other Jets’ wide receivers, including Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and Clyde Gates, Edwards may actually be a slight upgrade over Jordan White, and could step in alongside Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schillens and contribute immediately, at least on a limited basis.