Against a background of ongoing labor strife, two key members of the Jets’ offense have opted not to take a stand against rules that prevented them from having a shot at unrestricted free agency in the uncapped year.
Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News reports that Jets receivers Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith have signed their restricted free agency tenders.
As a result, both players are under contract and obligated to participate in all mandatory offseason activities. While the contracts are not guaranteed, they players are fully protected in the event a season-ending injury is sustained during offseason workouts.
Per Cimini, both players also have reported for the voluntary offseason program.
Cimini reports that the only two no-shows for the launch of the workouts were unsigned running back Leon Washington and newly-signed linebacker Lance Laury.