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Jets To Reunite With Braylon Edwards Again

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Maybe the third time's the charm. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images.
Maybe the third time's the charm. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images.

The New York Jets are on the verge of reuniting with WR Braylon Edwards, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. He’s taking a physical with the team, and it appears that this is the last hurdle before he’s lazily dropping passes from whoever is behind center in New York.

In 13 games last season, Edwards only managed to rack up 199 receiving yards and one touchdown on 18 receptions. With WR Santonio Holmes behind schedule in his recovery from a Linsfranc injury, the Jets are precariously thin at the receiver position. He’s expected to compete for one of the starting positions at wide receiver.

While details of his impending contract have not been released, it’s not expected to be more than a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. This would be the third time that they’re bringing Edwards onto the team. He was first traded to the Jets from the Browns in 2009, and after leaving in 2011 to join the San Francisco 49ers, he returned the following year.

The Jets appear to be the only team even remotely interested in kicking the tires on the aging receiver, and it shows how desperate the team is for help at the position.