On Wednesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the team let wide receiver Braylon Edwards go because they weren’t sure he would be able to play again this season as a result of a hamstring injury.
“We thought he had a three-week injury or so,” Carroll said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star Ledger. “It would be a while for him to get back and we weren’t sure if he would make it back.”
The Jets obviously hoped for a different outcome when they claimed him off of waivers on Tuesday for a return engagement with the team. According to coach Rex Ryan, Edwards is healthy enough to practice and the team thinks he’ll be able to play against the Titans on Monday night.
“He passed the physical, he’s cleared to practice. I’m optimistic he’ll be able to play on Monday but I’ll learn on our trainers and doctors,” Ryan said.
Edwards may not be 100 percent, but the Jets really need a wide receiver. Stephen Hill didn’t practice Thursday with the knee injury he suffered last week and Clyde Gates has been out with a concussion, leaving an already thin unit in an emaciated state. Tight end Dustin Keller’s also up in the air, leaving the Jets to hope for the best with Edwards’ hamstring while trying to hold onto their improbable place on the outskirts of the playoff race.