Free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards intends to sign with the Jets, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night.
According to Schefter, Edwards will sign a one-year contract.
This will be Edwards’ third stint with the Jets in the last four seasons. They traded for Edwards early in the 2009 season, then brought him back late in 2012 after almost two full seasons away.
The 30-year-old Edwards caught 18 passes for 199 yards and one TD in 2012 in 13 games — 10 with the Seahawks, then three with the Jets, who have again turned to him in the hopes he can give their receiving corps a lift.
The Jets’ top receiver, Santonio Holmes, is on the mend from a 2012 foot injury. Moreover, reliable tight end Dustin Keller departed in free agency. Beyond the quick Jeremy Kerley, who comes off a 56- catch campaign, the Jets’ receiving options do not inspire much confidence.
In short, Edwards could have every chance to prove he’s got something left. The same can be said for Edwards’ old Browns teammate, Kellen Winslow, who’s also trying to jump-start his career with New York.