After finally landing a job in the NFL, WR Braylon Edwards finds himself looking for work again this morning. Edwards decided that he needed to take to the social media platform, Twitter, in order to defend his friend, New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and the criticism he has been receiving lately. Shortly after his tirade, Edwards was released by the Seattle Seahawks.
It has not been confirmed that his release was directly linked to his rant on Twitter. The Seahawks released the veteran with an injury distinction, but no clear injury was listed.Edwards struggled with a knee injury nearly all of last season while with the San Francisco 49ers.
On his Twitter account, Edwards defended Sanchez. “Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling the shots. Mark is a beast and will probe it when given a proper chance.” Edwards later decided that he should issue an apology after calling the Jets front office idiots.
“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and a former teammate, who I….” He continued, “..wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for.”
Utmost respect? Yeah. Reads like Edwards got a direct message from his agent and told him what to write on his Twitter account.
Edwards recorded eight receptions for 74 yards and one score in limited action for Seattle this season. Controversy has followed Edwards nearly every team he has played for in his career, starting with the Cleveland Browns. He very well might have played his last game in a NFL uniform.