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Report: Bengals interested in Braylon Edwards

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday’s edition of NFL Live that the Bengals have expressed interest in free agent receiver Braylon Edwards.

Schefter also reported that the Jets have interest, although theirs was previously known.

The 29-year-old Edwards’ market never developed during the heart of free agency because he was rehabbing knee and shoulder injuries at the time. Edwards recently revealed that he’s currently in Miami “getting healthy working out.”

The Bengals used third- and fifth-round picks on receivers, drafting Mohamed Sanu out of Rutgers and Marvin Jones from Cal. Edwards would give Cincinnati a veteran option to compete for snaps opposite A.J. Green.

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74 Responses to “Report: Bengals interested in Braylon Edwards”
  1. ampats says: May 7, 2012 9:57 PM

    Why ??

  2. Stiller43 says: May 7, 2012 9:58 PM

    How many DUI’s does he have? That’s about right…

    Just kidding Bengal fans, no team is full of choir boys, but you guys make it so easy!

  3. rushbacker says: May 7, 2012 9:58 PM

    And Braylon is such a big fan of Ohio. How funny will it be if he has to go back there at vet minimum?

  4. maxvv says: May 7, 2012 10:00 PM

    He became one of my favorite players ever in the year and a half he spent with the Jets. Good luck wherever you go, Braylon!

  5. 49erdynasty says: May 7, 2012 10:00 PM

    Did Braylon just get arrested or something? Washed up players usually go to the Raiders.

  6. 6thsense79 says: May 7, 2012 10:01 PM

    Of course they are.

  7. mercurialcj says: May 7, 2012 10:03 PM

    We just got rid of a diva in Chad Ochocinco, why even bother bringing another one in?

  8. 4512dawg4512 says: May 7, 2012 10:05 PM

    He cant catch the ball! He can’t catch the freaking BALL! And he has off field issues! Why would ANYBODY want this idiot???? …. ohhhh it the Bengals, sorry never mind…

  9. TeamBalco says: May 7, 2012 10:08 PM

    Nasty Natty!

  10. warrenmoon says: May 7, 2012 10:08 PM

    He must have committed a recent crime we know nothing about.

  11. saklr1 says: May 7, 2012 10:10 PM

    Why not?

  12. pacificnw7722 says: May 7, 2012 10:11 PM

    He could help STRETCH the field if he can stay healthy….

  13. bobsbengals says: May 7, 2012 10:11 PM

    I agree! WHY? No more diva’s!

  14. hrdcorbengalsfan says: May 7, 2012 10:19 PM

    A turd in the jungle?

  15. asw1028 says: May 7, 2012 10:20 PM

    Even though he’s a bit aloof Mike Brown has recently made some pretty shrewd moves to improve his football team. Braylon is a low risk move that could have a nice pay off. Even if he doesn’t pan out his presence alone will force their rookies to work harder for a starting job and there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Also, I’ve got my eye on Mohammed Sanu, he was such a beast in college and I couldn’t believe he lasted so late in the draft.

  16. thacloser86 says: May 7, 2012 10:20 PM

    Because he’s a talent duh

  17. morgan420 says: May 7, 2012 10:20 PM

    Hell ya go cincy that would just be a bonus with the draft with a few of the free agents already signed

  18. jimiinpa says: May 7, 2012 10:21 PM

    maybe 5 years ago

  19. mac3333 says: May 7, 2012 10:23 PM

    Pass.

  20. bchapman2011 says: May 7, 2012 10:23 PM

    The Bengals better be careful….They have worked so hard over the last few years to clean up their image, draft better players and build a winner. Slowly but slowly they are starting to fall back into their old ways by drafting questionable characters and signing free agent divas. Come on Cincy you have been down this road before and it does not end well for anybody.

  21. bchapman2011 says: May 7, 2012 10:25 PM

    bchapman2011 says:
    May 7, 2012 10:23 PM
    The Bengals better be careful….They have worked so hard over the last few years to clean up their image, draft better players and build a winner. Slowly but slowly they are starting to fall back into their old ways by drafting questionable characters and signing free agent divas. Come on Cincy you have been down this road before and it does not end well for anybody.

    ———————————————–
    meant slowly but surely….oops

  22. getadealdonealready says: May 7, 2012 10:27 PM

    Why did he commit a crime?

  23. bballpat07 says: May 7, 2012 10:28 PM

    Dude is hurt and can’t catch. Why do we want him?

  24. sweded775 says: May 7, 2012 10:30 PM

    Because the bengals like value/bargains kinda goes with they’re scheme for the off season lately, theyre doing a hell of a job with the draft.

  25. 7thlombardiontheway says: May 7, 2012 10:30 PM

    Bungles…

  26. whodeyben says: May 7, 2012 10:30 PM

    By getting rid of Caldwell and Simpson, I thought they were off the market for receivers that can’t catch.

  27. anelson123 says: May 7, 2012 10:33 PM

    Why not? We can cut garbage a$$ Tate, let one of the rooks return the ball, and have depth at wr.

    Think mcfly……think….

  28. carmelaanthonysoprano says: May 7, 2012 10:34 PM

    He’s only going to get the veteran minimum. Would be a good deal for almost any team.

  29. toddwardou says: May 7, 2012 10:35 PM

    Of course they are! The Bengals are the new Raiders!

  30. Gordon says: May 7, 2012 10:35 PM

    Scrub

  31. mungman69 says: May 7, 2012 10:37 PM

    Why not.

  32. lolb23 says: May 7, 2012 10:37 PM

    They must have finally heard about his 2010 DUI conviction.

  33. mikebe1 says: May 7, 2012 10:38 PM

    Bray can’t go back to ohio

  34. fijabbersman345 says: May 7, 2012 10:38 PM

    lol

  35. pacificamjr says: May 7, 2012 10:47 PM

    a locker room cancer that cant catch, sounds like a great pickup!

    7-9

  36. dynaco says: May 7, 2012 11:03 PM

    Ay – Oh, nowhere to go – Ohio

  37. commonsensedude says: May 7, 2012 11:05 PM

    Maybe they should build some sort of Cincinnati-equivalent of a Statue of Liberty for troubled ball players seeking a new opportunity.

    “Give me your drunk drivers, your malcontents/Your troubled masses yearning to get paid.”

  38. jnova80 says: May 7, 2012 11:30 PM

    Wasted talent, this guy really could have been awesome. It’s a shame.

  39. justwaittilnextyear says: May 7, 2012 11:34 PM

    The man has a big heart and does alot for the community… Cincy you might get a gem?!?! Who knows? THANK GOD HE DIDN’T GO TO osu! You couldn’t afford him!

  40. jacksaysfu says: May 7, 2012 11:40 PM

    Im a die-hard Eagles fan so I have no vested interest in anything Cincy related , but I honestly think the days of mocking the Bengals are dead (at least for now). The Bengals just had a great draft & are coming off an impressive year with a young roster. Mockers beware !

  41. ballsohardu says: May 7, 2012 11:41 PM

    Lol @ stiller43…. Big ben… Nuff said. DUI is nothing compared to raping women

  42. tatum064 says: May 7, 2012 11:44 PM

    49erdynasty says:
    May 7, 2012 10:00 PM
    Did Braylon just get arrested or something? Washed up players usually go to the Raiders.

    ============

    Think he’d have more recepts in that NFC title game then that goof, Michael Crabtree?

  43. randallflagg52 says: May 7, 2012 11:46 PM

    Mike Brown must be getting a tax break for giving all these convicts a job.

  44. t8ertot says: May 7, 2012 11:46 PM

    We don’t need him..bengals win the north

    WHO DEY

  45. quizguy66 says: May 7, 2012 11:51 PM

    While I like the idea of the Bengals bringing in a veteran receiver for cheap, I hope they look elsewhere as I think Braylon is probably toast.

    -QG

  46. gavriloprincip33 says: May 7, 2012 11:56 PM

    Manos de Piedra!

  47. bensstinkyfingers says: May 8, 2012 12:04 AM

    Classic Bungles Move, just when they start to rid the stigma of being the joke franchise of the nfl, they consider bringing in another locker room cancer diva to put them back in their deserving funk. Sure his veteran presence would be great for AJ Green. On top of it all, Bray Bray thinks everyone in Ohio hates him because he went to Michigan, so would make sense for him to sign two hours away from The Ohio State University. Good Fit, maybe he can change his last name to Quatroduios. Welcome to the Bungles Stonehands.

  48. johnnyv47 says: May 8, 2012 12:15 AM

    His last good game was against the Bengals 6 years ago. Hasn’t done jack since. C’mon WHO DEY pass on this bum!!

  49. billmead1976 says: May 8, 2012 1:16 AM

    Why is it that great Michigan receivers never do much in the big leagues?

    At least, Ohio State had Cris Carter and Paul Warfield.

  50. jeffreyshulenburg says: May 8, 2012 1:20 AM

    Ive actually been waiting for Buffalo to call him. A few seasons ago he was a top WR, then he got hurt. THis is exactly the kind of guy Buddy Nix loves, the injured former all star that he can heal up and get going again. See Merriman

  51. csszrr says: May 8, 2012 1:41 AM

    Please sign him. Please.

  52. petereverhard says: May 8, 2012 1:52 AM

    He’s gonna be cheap and comes up clutch who cares if he dropped passes while he was INJURED.

  53. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 8, 2012 2:07 AM

    A DUI? That’s why people are calling him a “convict”? I guess the NFL is loaded with Convicts then. The great Hines Ward had a DUI.

  54. joetoronto says: May 8, 2012 5:34 AM

    carmelaanthonysoprano says: May 7, 2012 10:34 PM

    He’s only going to get the veteran minimum. Would be a good deal for almost any team.
    *************************************************
    This is classic Bengal thinking, classic. Money is all that matters.

    Is that you, Mike?

  55. exibitsman says: May 8, 2012 5:38 AM

    I think Braylon wants to play for the NY jets

  56. sudz28 says: May 8, 2012 6:22 AM

    Who dat?!?!?

  57. browns627 says: May 8, 2012 6:36 AM

    sdfgagb f dfh … oops sorry i dropped my keyboard

  58. bigdaddybullwhip says: May 8, 2012 7:04 AM

    No way!….. Mike Brown is always interested in a deal, but Marvin will not let this guy in his locker room to influence his young receivers.

  59. hitdog042 says: May 8, 2012 7:17 AM

    No way the Bengals have interest. This report is false.

  60. fdugrad says: May 8, 2012 7:31 AM

    After his experience w/ SF, it is more than possible even this mental midget knows his diva days are over. He is not getting younger and realizes he is running out of career. He won’t cost much and he can be tossed out quickly if he behaves poorly or if passes start clanging off his iron hands. He just might be a good bet at this point in his football life.

  61. dirtierwater says: May 8, 2012 7:57 AM

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results the next time.

    Ha! that actually can be applied to both Cinci and Bray.

  62. prettytonyt says: May 8, 2012 8:03 AM

    People PLEASE stop saying he can’t catch.

    He had 1 year and a half of terrible drops.

    In 2010 he didn’t drop one ball and made Sanchez look amazing with 60yard TD passes

  63. vincentbojackson says: May 8, 2012 8:05 AM

    Mike Brown must smell an opportunity to get him on the cheap. The guy loves a big name bargain even if the player has baggage or is well beyond his prime.

    This is a bad idea all the way around.

  64. samoanjungle says: May 8, 2012 8:13 AM

    The Bengals are loaded with young talented WRs. If they sign and keep Edwards someone very good is going to have to go.

  65. nflfollower says: May 8, 2012 8:35 AM

    So many people laugh, scoff, or make bitter remarks over these reports. The fact is, braylon isn’t too old to play, and if he ever got his head right and starting catching the football like he did for Derek anderson, then he could potentially be a good #2 to AJ Green. If he doesn’t, there is no harm in kicking the tires and seeing if he can put it together people!! He could be in camp and not even make the roster. I like the move.

  66. kosarsmyidol says: May 8, 2012 10:14 AM

    I don’t get it. The Bengals have a very good chance to take the division as it is, so why add an older, injured and unreliable receiver with character concerns?

  67. psilenttype says: May 8, 2012 10:17 AM

    Dude is beat but why is Cincinnati the ex-Niner factory? Anybody they cut Bengals scope right up!

  68. londonbengal says: May 8, 2012 10:25 AM

    Even without Edwards, the Bengals already have a log-jam of 12 receivers entering camp.

    Armon Binns/ AJ Green/ Andrew Hawkins/ Vidal Hazelton/ Justin Hilton/ Marvin Jones/ Kashif Moore/ Taveon Rogers/ Mohamed Sanu/ Jordan Shipley /Ben Tate/ Ryan Whalen.

    Thats a talented young group right there. I guess thats it; maybe they feel they need a veteran. Don’t expect Mike Brown to stump up a ton of money for a vet FA receiver, having been burned twice recently by Laverneus Coles and Antonio Bryant

  69. truthhurtstoo says: May 8, 2012 10:28 AM

    No one wants to play for the jets

  70. cooklynn17 says: May 8, 2012 10:40 AM

    Of course they are, dude is a criminal.

  71. kmfl1 says: May 8, 2012 2:47 PM

    What he OUGHT to do is get sober. The man has more than one alcohol-related incident and the way his skills have diminished so quickly, it’s obvious there’s another factor involved.
    He’s a drunk.

  72. zack1102 says: May 8, 2012 3:35 PM

    Bray is a good and talented receiver. I think he would be a great receiver beside aj green. Stop talking about don’t take him caz he has off the field issue, it’s not about that, it about how he plays on the field. He is talented receiver

  73. ihateclevelandandphillyandbaltimore says: May 8, 2012 9:18 PM

    I hate Cincinnati also .

  74. slowtoronto says: May 9, 2012 12:42 AM

    Toronto and Knitsburgh in the souper boal. Count on it ….
    and my very superior bike helmet that mommy makes me sleep in.

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