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.