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Braylon Edwards is a New York Jet

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A week after saying the people who run the New York Jets are idiots, Braylon Edwards has become a New York Jet.

After the Seahawks waived Edwards, the Jets put in a claim on him, and today they were awarded Edwards on waivers, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported and the team later announced. That means Edwards will be with the Jets for the final three games of the regular season.

This will be Edwards’ second stint with the Jets; he also played for them in 2009 and 2010. Despite his comments about the Jets’ front office being idiots — comments he later apologized for — head coach Rex Ryan has always said publicly that he likes Edwards.

If Edwards can play well, he could provide a shot in the arm for the Jets’ woeful passing game. And it’s even conceivable that he could help the Jets get to the playoffs: Despite a 2012 season that has often been a debacle, the Jets are still in the wild card hunt.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m. ET: Edwards said on Twitter that he’s glad to be a Jet again. This time he didn’t call anyone an idiot.

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86 Responses to “Braylon Edwards is a New York Jet”
  1. teamobijuan says: Dec 11, 2012 4:34 PM

    lol

  2. whiteknightblackheart says: Dec 11, 2012 4:35 PM

    Nice! Now get TO, put Kerley in the slot, and we might actually get some running room….

  3. mikeflorio says: Dec 11, 2012 4:35 PM

    Did we a get a source on this yet?

  4. cobruhhh says: Dec 11, 2012 4:36 PM

    Awkward.

  5. jjrs89 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:36 PM

    Proof that idiots do run the jets

  6. tjacks7 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:36 PM

    Just when I thought the idiots running that organization couldn’t be any dumber.

  7. avrus says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    Hell yes.

    #17 coming home.

  8. axltcu says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    Doesn’t the fact that the Jets administration brought him back prove Braylon right?

  9. xiidaen says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    Way to prove the man right!

  10. mrlaloosh says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    Now that’s funny!

  11. stampnhawk says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    *cue the circus music*

  12. kylexitron says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    Must suck to go play for a crappy team after being on another team that already beat them

  13. jetsheartache says: Dec 11, 2012 4:39 PM

    can’t wait

  14. jetsfan80 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:40 PM

    He was right, they are run by idiots

  15. buddysguys says: Dec 11, 2012 4:40 PM

    cool story bro….anything to get the jets more face time on ESPN huh??!! Since tebow watch is officially over.

  16. billythebuffalo says: Dec 11, 2012 4:40 PM

    “Shot in the arm”…yeah…

    This team is such a poor quality circus.

  17. torturedraiderfan says: Dec 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    Edwards is right. If they signed him, they must be idiots.

  18. kane337 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    Tebow and Braylon are a perfect match.

  19. gridironrat says: Dec 11, 2012 4:42 PM

    Thus proving that Braylon Edwards is an idiot.

  20. ampats says: Dec 11, 2012 4:42 PM

    Edwards was correct when he said the people who run the Jets are idiots and to prove the point the same people signed Edwards.

  21. whatnojets says: Dec 11, 2012 4:42 PM

    I heard that Joe Namath is availbale

  22. jameswestphal says: Dec 11, 2012 4:42 PM

    Wow, they are literally making an effort to be as hilarious and terribly run as humanly possible.

  23. hoopieguy says: Dec 11, 2012 4:42 PM

    This is fitting. Losers of a feather flock together.

  24. getyourownname says: Dec 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    Braylon rests his case.

  25. therightisalright says: Dec 11, 2012 4:46 PM

    Indisputable proof that Braylon Edwards was right that the people who run the Jets are idiots… The Jets signed Braylon Edwards. Enough said.

  26. detroitsports1234 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:48 PM

    Hey Rex, Mike, Woody, I was just joking about what i said earlier

  27. h8inc73 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:49 PM

    What a joke.

  28. bobwsc says: Dec 11, 2012 4:49 PM

    “If Edwards can play well, he could provide a shot in the arm for the Jets’ woeful passing game.”

    does that shot in the arm include Sanchez not showing up on gameday?

  29. nyjets1017 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:49 PM

    this is a good signing for them. He shoulda never been let go a few years ago and provided Sanchez with a stable WR

  30. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 11, 2012 4:50 PM

    how funny would it have been if all he wrote on twitter was

    “case and point”

  31. rockthered1286 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:50 PM

    They do realize that they need to run the table and have about 4 teams fall flat on their face in on order to back into the playoffs as a 6th seed, at which point they’re bound to get humiliated anyway, right? This move is nothing shy of pointless.

  32. coutre says: Dec 11, 2012 4:51 PM

    Edwards is a Jet. Tannebaum soon to be an ex-Jet.

  33. rushmatic says: Dec 11, 2012 4:52 PM

    What does this signing do for the Jets in the long run? Are they really thinking that adding this guy (who just opening disparaged the organization) is going to win them a SB this year? I love the circus act, but this is mind-boggling.

  34. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:53 PM

    It is confirmed. But he loves being around idiots, I guess?

  35. brownoholic says: Dec 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    Wow. I feel sorry for the NY Jets. Maybe my Brownies ARE turning it around…

  36. judsonjr says: Dec 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    If this wasn’t New York no one would care. If the guy wasn’t trash and had done something in the last 2 years he wouldn’t be cut at this point in the season.

    I mean how many “Why isn’t Plax signed?” articles were there? That one catch in 3 games was sure a shot in the arm for the Steelers.

  37. firstand4ever says: Dec 11, 2012 4:56 PM

    To most outsiders, Braylon Edwards is an talented jerk with poor hands. That’s the perception. Truth be told, Braylon Edwards was a fantastic player for the Jets in the two years he was with them. He made big plays in the pass and run game and came through in the clutch. See 2010 playoff run. This move is 2 years too late. It’s just a short term rental. The move by the Jets considering their current roster composition makes a lot of sense.

  38. bigguy54 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:58 PM

    Now he can drop any pass Sanchez might be able to get to him.

  39. thejohnsmith1122 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:59 PM

    I bet Rex is betting his job on this move. He probably begged the front office to let him sign Braylon in hopes of still making the playoffs.

  40. dtr3e says: Dec 11, 2012 5:02 PM

    I know its cool to hate on the Jets, and Edwards. But the proof is in the pudding the Jets have been a better team with him on there. His two seasons with the Jets, they went to the AFC Championship game. He was the receiver Sanchez always looked too and always made big plays. It should have been #1 Holmes and #2 Edwards for the past two seasons. So Edwards is right the FO are a bunch of idiots

  41. rg3some says: Dec 11, 2012 5:03 PM

    You can’t make this stuff up ?

  42. brownsclown says: Dec 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    Bring ‘yo popcorn! The circus has four more games to run and just brought in a new clown!

  43. micahernst says: Dec 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,
    You give us so much pleasure!

  44. silverdeer says: Dec 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    I have to believe that they loan out the team bus to Barnum and Bailey in the off-season.

  45. jersey73 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:10 PM

    He attacked management over their decision making. Then they re-sign him…guess that confirms their bad decision making.

  46. kwgator says: Dec 11, 2012 5:12 PM

    FREE TEBOW!

  47. jetsheartache says: Dec 11, 2012 5:14 PM

    This is clear proof that even if the jets didn’t make large amounts of poor decisions, people would still hate on them anyway. This is a good move in the position of the jets. They have no receivers and braylon, although he hasn’t done much the last two years, had two good years with the jets previously. Him and sanchez hopefully get right back on track.

  48. ihatelogicalvoicesays says: Dec 11, 2012 5:15 PM

    how desperate are the yets

  49. jeg07 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:16 PM

    time*

  50. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:16 PM

    The jets are finally letting their little cry baby come back home. Such a touching story.

  51. 6ringsandarapist says: Dec 11, 2012 5:17 PM

    somewhere joe namath is getting drunk

  52. pftjunkie says: Dec 11, 2012 5:17 PM

    So what if everyone is wrong, and this whole thing was a setup, and the Jets & Braylon Edwards actually devised this plan to get the Seahawks to cut Braylon so that he would be available for the Jets to pick up on waivers so they could get some help at the receiver position?? Hmmmmm…..

  53. nickrox33 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    You know what i have to say u all like to hate on the jets….but when he was on the jets he was very productive…and the fact that he caught 20 passes since he left-he was only targeted 30 time so pretty efficient if u ask me….

  54. jetsfan101 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    For those of you commenting calling the the NYJ front office perhaps you should think twice in this case….I agree Mike Tannenbaum is an awful GM and Woody Johnson should sell the team to an owner who would actually dedicate themselves tthe team, but regardless Braylon Edwards was a solid receiver in New York, and given the current circumstances where Marty Gilyard actually gets playing time, the jets were in desperate need of WR depth.

  55. birdbrainsnj says: Dec 11, 2012 5:23 PM

    Great fit! A receiver who can’t catch to go with the qb that can’t throw.

  56. sactogary says: Dec 11, 2012 5:25 PM

    rockthered1286 says:Dec 11, 2012 4:50 PM

    They do realize that they need to run the table and have about 4 teams fall flat on their face in on order to back into the playoffs as a 6th seed, at which point they’re bound to get humiliated anyway, right? This move is nothing shy of pointless.
    ——————————————-
    You make it sound so… unlikely. Actually, they just need to win out over their weak opponents, and have the Bengals and Steelers lose when they play higher ranked teams. Then get humiliated.

  57. justintuckrule says: Dec 11, 2012 5:35 PM

    Don’t you need more than 6 fans to qualify as a “nation”?

  58. patsfiend says: Dec 11, 2012 5:35 PM

    This guy is a punk. The most classless thing I’ve seen recently were him and Santonio allowed to stand-up during the end of the game on top of the NYJ bench and taunt the crowd with the “Jet” arm symbol as they were beating the Pats in the playoffs (amazingly.)

    Team captains.

  59. RexCanCoach says: Dec 11, 2012 5:39 PM

    As flawed as Edwards is, he is still a massive upgrade on the NY Jets current WR corps.

    Good for Mr. T. for swallowing his ego and getting help for a team that is miraculously in a playoff hunt all of a sudden.

    Now take care of business in Tenn on MNF and WELCOME HOME BRAYLON!!!

  60. Nevis says: Dec 11, 2012 5:49 PM

    #Nonfactor

  61. mungman69 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:52 PM

    God, this team is a joke.

  62. eleventy4 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:52 PM

    “If Edwards can play well” LOL

  63. hehateme2 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:55 PM

    No fanbase other than the jests could possible cling to losing 2 AFC Championship games this long? Let’s not forget they backed into them by Indy “resting”and so on.

    I mean really, there should be some type of timeline for this. I know jet fans are desperate for anything positive to happen but it is irrevelant to continue to hold up these old, stale losses, right?

  64. vicksprman says: Dec 11, 2012 5:57 PM

    This is perfect, the inmates are indeed running the asylum, all jokes aside he and Sanchez did put up good numbers so why not. But I do have one question why didn’t they sign him in the off season in the first place?

  65. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:01 PM

    I’m sure with all these comments it’s been said a bunch, but this is further proof the Jets are idiots. This is comical.

  66. thejohnsmith1122 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:06 PM

    “jetsheartache says:
    Dec 11, 2012 5:14 PM
    This is clear proof that even if the jets didn’t make large amounts of poor decisions, people would still hate on them anyway. This is a good move in the position of the jets.

    It would’ve been a “good” move but considering Braylon dissed the Jets’ management, then the Jets sign him later is a BAD move. The Jets is the ONLY team in the NFL who would do this. It really shows why their team is in disarray.

  67. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Dec 11, 2012 6:08 PM

    Great signing. They should have signed him in the offseason to begin with because he actually helped keep Santonio off of Mark’s back while he was in New York. Still a good signing and it might help turn Mark around.

  68. dlk47823 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:15 PM

    You cinn and pitt fans can joke all you want, the Jets are breathing down your necks, and you know the Pats want no part of NY in January….they remember.

  69. jerruhjones says: Dec 11, 2012 6:22 PM

    Braylon puts the ‘diss’ in diss-function.

    J-E-T-S…lol

  70. kev86 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:35 PM

    Bring on the dancing bears…

  71. armchairqb says: Dec 11, 2012 6:36 PM

    Hilarious.

  72. jprcox says: Dec 11, 2012 6:57 PM

    In Seattle he couldn’t hold on to a 4-5th WR spot and now the Jets feel as if they are signing a franchize #1 WR….wow. That is why Seattle is a top team and NYJets are bottom feeder type team.

  73. christophershearin says: Dec 11, 2012 7:14 PM

    Your talking about Braylon “Butter Fingers” Edwards right?

  74. mqcarpenter says: Dec 11, 2012 7:15 PM

    i was convinced by the jets hard knocks that i could be a gm. this is further proof.

  75. christophershearin says: Dec 11, 2012 7:16 PM

    somewhere tebow is trying to figure out when he joined the circus………

  76. jammer73 says: Dec 11, 2012 7:17 PM

    The Vikes coulda used him.

  77. Cereal says: Dec 11, 2012 7:20 PM

    Hilarious…seriously do they have any clue at all ?

  78. wrdtoyrmama says: Dec 11, 2012 7:29 PM

    Actually, what the Jets need to get in the playoff is to win out (@TEN, SD, @Buf) and for the Steelers to lose twice (@DAL, CIN, CLE) and the Bengals to lose once (@PHI, @PIT, BAL).

    Jets win on Sunday, Steelers lose in Dallas, and things get real interesting with 2 to go.

    So, no, they don’t need to get over 4 teams, just 2, and those 2 play each other as well.

  79. ripster65 says: Dec 11, 2012 8:04 PM

    HA! Hilarious! Leave it to the Jets to sign on a guy who was just bashing them in the media. Do they somehow think the circus has left town due to a couple of very cheap wins against the lowly Cards and Jags? Jets tossed him out years ago yet somehow he’s now the missing piece to a playoff run? Funny. They’re the George Costanza of the NFL.

  80. oggiebaby says: Dec 11, 2012 8:21 PM

    Great news for Braylon. He has a much better shot at becoming a male model in NY than he did in Seattle.

  81. jpb12 says: Dec 11, 2012 9:05 PM

    He’ll fit right in

  82. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 11, 2012 9:11 PM

    Great move by each as I suggested in the previous post. Can’t hurt and both have something big to potentially gain.

  83. ytownjoe says: Dec 11, 2012 9:44 PM

    Edwards is right. The people who run the Jets are idiots.

  84. jerjaxon says: Dec 11, 2012 11:07 PM

    Too bad. He came so close to coming close to making an impact in Seattle.

    Best of luck to him, though. On a serious note, he never seemed to have a bad attitude while up in WA and was ready to contribute when called upon. Just never made the most of his chances…

  85. samoanjungle says: Dec 12, 2012 12:13 AM

    They just brought him back so they could cut him

  86. monropoobah says: Dec 12, 2012 4:05 AM

    i’m glad edwards is back. he did well when sanchez threw to him before, why not hope for more? they’re in a deep dark hole. three games isn’t much for getting situated. but if they make the postseason, he could make their game more fun to watch.

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