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No new deal for Braylon, yet

A league source tells us that the Jets acquired receiver Braylon Edwards without signing him to a new contract.

So, basically, Edwards will be able to play out the balance of his rookie deal, and then become a free agent.

Whether he’s a restricted or unrestricted free agent depends on whether the NFL and the NFLPA work out a new labor contract.  Without a new deal, 2010 will have no salary cap — and players will be required to have six years of service before becoming unrestricted free agents.

This is Edwards’ fifth year.

The good news for the team is that Edwards retains the incentive to have a big year.

The bad news is that the same incentive resulted in Edwards having zero catches in his final game with the Browns.

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5 Responses to “No new deal for Braylon, yet”
  1. HughJassPhD says: Oct 7, 2009 9:07 AM

    The good news for the team is that Edwards retains the incentive to have a big year.
    I believe that is what’s called “polishing the turd”.

  2. bearsrule says: Oct 7, 2009 9:10 AM

    He has done nothing to earn a new contract, unless dropping passes and being unproductive is considered good. The Jets should let him play out the remainder of his current deal. After he absolutely blows, then they can throw him on the scrapheap and be done with him. Signing him to a new deal would be a big mistake.

  3. BleedPhillyGreen says: Oct 7, 2009 10:40 AM

    let’s not forget the 80 catch, 1300 yard, 16 td performance he turned in the one year he’s been on a winning team….

  4. brasho says: Oct 7, 2009 11:20 AM

    Don’t forget, no CBA, no unrestricted free agency after 5…. Braylon will be restricted!

  5. BorisBulldog says: Oct 7, 2009 12:00 PM

    Thanks for the memories BE and good luck in NJ.
    PS- We didn’t hate you because you went to Michigan, we hated you because a top 3 pick in the draft shouldn’t lead the NFL in drops for 2 years in a row!

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