After a two-year separation that certainly didn't benefit either side, the New York Jets and receiver Braylon Edwards reunited Tuesday.
Edwards was claimed by the Jets off waivers following his release from the Seattle Seahawks Monday. (photo: Matt Britt, Flickr)
"It feels great to be going home," Edwards tweeted late Tuesday afternoon. "Thanks to all of jet nation that continuously supported me and pushed for me. I'm back and it's go [time]."
Edwards' road back to New York has been interesting. Just over a week ago, Edwards tweeted that critics of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez need not blame the Jets' signal-caller for his team's shortcomings but instead the "idiots calling the shots."
The veteran wideout wrote an apology hours later but was still let go by Seattle. He was officially available Tuesday, just two days after Jets rookie receiver Stephen Hill acquired an injury that could keep him out for most if not all of the remainder of the season.
Sanchez and Edwards developed a pretty good rapport during their 2009 and 2010 run, but Gang Green opted to let go of Edwards after the 2010 season in favor of keeping Santonio Holmes.
If anything, at least Sanchez has a guy to throw to who will go to bat for him, as he has in the past.
The only question is, if Edwards is in fact healthy and plenty capable of being a productive receiver, why wasn't he the last two years (23 receptions, 1 TD) in San Francisco and Seattle? And why was no one else interested?
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