Edwards Still On Giants' Radar?

By cutting Plaxico Burress more than three weeks before the draft, the New York Giants have essentially put the rest of the league on notice that, if they have a high-end wideout they’d like to trade, now’s the time to get it done.
One name that continues to circulate is Braylon Edwards of the Browns.  He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal, and reports recently surfaced of negotiations between the Giants and the Browns that nearly resulted in a deal.  (The Browns wanted a two and a five and receiver Steve Smith; the Giants offered a two and a five and either Domenik Hixon or Mario Manningham.)
On Friday, former Browns tight end Kellen Winslow threw a little fuel on the fire by telling Sirius NFL Radio (via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News) that Edwards wants to play for the Giants.
“For some reason I don’t [think he’ll play for the Browns in 2009],” Winslow told Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots of the Sirius NFL Blitz.  “I know Braylon would love to go to New York.  The Giants would fit him to the ‘T’ and he would have so much fun up there.  I know he loves Cleveland but New York would be a great fit for him.”
Winslow later said that Edwards “would love it there.  He’s a city guy and, yeah, I know he would love it there.”
But the price might be higher than the two, five, and Kyle Orton-style throw-in receiver.  Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that the Giants were unwilling to give up more than a first-round pick and a third-round pick for Edwards, which implies that the Browns asked for more than that.
Which makes sense, given that the Cowboys gave up a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and a sixth-round pick for former Lions receiver Roy Williams and a seventh-round pick.

28 responses to “Edwards Still On Giants' Radar?

  1. 1st and a 3rd is the highest I would go For Count Dropula.Edwards has a lot of potential, but also has a case of Butterfingers. The NYG have 2 2nd’s and 2 3rds so they have they ammo to roll the dice.

  2. I don’t really see how this would make sense for the Browns after trading away “The Wheely Popping Soldier” and the football future of the “The Honking, Light-Flashing Road Warrior” being so uncertain.

  3. Giving up a 1st and 3rd should be enough. The rest of the league shouldn’t have to pay for Jerry’s Kids mistakes.
    If he’s dumb enough to make that kind of move, good luck trying to get other teams to be as PT Barnum like.
    @Mike.. Count Dropula!! Nice!

  4. Cleveland is a dump, do you blame the guy for wanting to leave?

  5. Just because Jerry Jones had a player in his head and overpaid doesnt mean other teams have to overpay too.
    1st and 3rd for Edwards and his attitude (after Plax and Shockey why do the Giants want to go down this road again- get Boldin instead)? Offer them a 2nd and 4th and get it over with.

  6. “Which makes sense, given that the Cowboys gave up a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and a sixth-round pick”
    Why does it make sense? Just because the Cowgirls got hoodwinked by the Lions (maybe a first for them) doesn’t make the rest of the NFL stupid. Jerry Jones also signed Punkman Jones, a total waste of money. Jerry Jones also just ate $10 million in salary cap space by cutting TO.
    I would exactly hold up Dallas as a model franchise to serve as a basis of comparison unless you also want their results, no playoff victories in over a decade.

  7. Edwards is talented and hopefully the worst season of his career is behind him. I think the Browns should stick with him, but if they don’t they had better get a good return on any trade they consider. Would Braylon like New York? Yes, and he’d like his own post game show as well. He loves him some camera time!

  8. Stone hands ain’t worth it. All their efforts should be towards trying to get Boldin. At least he holds onto the ball.

  9. As a Browns fan, I would certainly take the Roy Williams deal for Edwards. A first and a third is the best we’d get out of him next year if he leaves as a restricted free agent on the highest tender.

  10. Edwards was most effective when Derek Anderson would sling the ball downfield. As a hot-read/hot-route receiver, however, Edwards proved disappointing.

  11. They could have Javon Walker for a 7th. He doesn’t drop passes, but he can’t get open.

  12. As a Browns fan, I would take that deal, and then also make the proposed Lions-Browns deal that I’ve heard on ESPN.com from the Browns board from some Browns website (I think maybe OrangeandBrown or something…don’t quote me) of:
    DA + 2009 2nd RD. Pick (#36 – first of their two)
    to the Lions for:
    2009 1st Rd. (#20) and a 4th/5th 2009 pick.
    That would leave Cleveland with:
    1st (#5)
    1st (#20)
    1st (Giants pick)
    2nd (Received from Buccaneers)
    4th
    4th*
    5th
    5th*
    7th
    * Depending on what pick they receive.
    I wouldn’t mind that all.
    I would then go:
    1st – DE Orapko (Texas)
    1st – RB Wells (Ohio State)
    1st – LB Matthews Jr. (USC)
    2nd – WR Heyward-Bey (UMD)

    If Wells isn’t there, take Clay Matthews Jr. at #20 and a RB with the G-Men’s pick OR a WR there. Then go WR/RB in 2nd round.
    Then again, this is all just speculation, but either way…

  13. DarthPirate says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 11:01 am
    They could have Javon Walker for a 7th. He doesn’t drop passes, but he can’t get open.
    ______________________________________________________________
    The reason he didn’t get open & drop passes last year is Cutler never threw to the bench.

  14. Trade DA and the 36th pick for Detroit’s 20th and a 5th rounder?
    Thank Jeebus you’re not the Browns GM, you’d get ran out of town straight into the lake.

  15. The problem is, with Edwards an impending FA after next season, the Browns don’t have as much leverage to get picks. Add in Braylon’s hands … or inconsistent hands. Boldin would be a different case – signed down longer and a more consistent talent.
    I think the Cardinals could get a Roy Williams type package, and perhaps more. If the Browns can get that for Braylon, I’ll be surprised.

  16. “bigdog_sons says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 11:45 am
    Trade DA and the 36th pick for Detroit’s 20th and a 5th rounder?
    Thank Jeebus you’re not the Browns GM, you’d get ran out of town straight into the lake.”
    Do me a favor.
    Go back and RE-Read the posting again.
    Then comment.
    …(psst…maybe then, other posters, he’ll realize that I wasn’t the one who came up with the idea…but shh…don’t tell him…let him find out on his own)…

  17. were going to blow this year anyways…ill take that 1st and 3rd yesterday!…Hopefully Curry drops to 5th for us this year but i doubt it

  18. “Giving up a 1st and 3rd should be enough. The rest of the league shouldn’t have to pay for Jerry’s Kids mistakes.”
    Holy crap, you’re gonna get all that worked up because they swapped a 6th for a 7th?

  19. “I would exactly hold up Dallas as a model franchise to serve as a basis of comparison unless you also want their results, no playoff victories in over a decade. ”
    Said like a fan of a 6-10 team. Maybe everyone should follow the Packers model.

  20. SteelersfansareInbred says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 11:10 am
    “As a Browns fan, I would take that deal, and then also make the proposed Lions-Browns deal that I’ve heard on ESPN.com from the Browns board from some Browns website (I think maybe OrangeandBrown or something…don’t quote me) of:
    DA + 2009 2nd RD. Pick (#36 – first of their two)
    to the Lions for:
    2009 1st Rd. (#20) and a 4th/5th 2009 pick.”
    I’m not going to rip on you for getting third-hand questionable information (considering I live in the Detroit area, and have heard NOTHING about a deal with CLE for Anderson), but I will rip on you for not doing your research…THE LIONS DON’T HAVE A 4TH OR 5TH ROUND PICK IN 2009! They traded their 4th last year in a draft day deal to move up in Rd 3, and Dallas currently holds the 4.01 Pick in 09. And they shipped the 5.01 Pick to Seattle this year in the Julian Peterson deal. Don’t post rumors that make no sense, have incorrect facts and are unfounded.
    And btw…there is no chance in hell DA is worth a 1st round pick. A late second or early third, yeah, but if Matt Cassel went for a 2nd, then DA isn’t anywhere near that compensation.

  21. look for Braylon to be dealt by weds 4p.m….. they are working the trade out right now, with philly in the back round….. a 1st and a 3rd and a wide receiver in return………..Braylon will have to sign a new contract to mke the deal happen… bye bye dropsie… i can’t wait to get the details

  22. SteelersfansareInbred:
    I wouldn’t mind that all.
    I would then go:
    1st – DE Orapko (Texas)
    1st – RB Wells (Ohio State)
    1st – LB Matthews Jr. (USC)
    2nd – WR Heyward-Bey (UMD)
    ————————————————————————
    What world do you live in that makes you think that Heward-Bey is going to be available in the 2nd round? Some alleged “draft experts” have him going as the first wr picked to Oakland. Jacksonville, Oakland, Baltimore, NY Jets, and Cincinnati all could go WR in the first round. Heyward-Bey is a top 3 wr in this draft, worst case top 4 behind Crabtree, Maclin, and Harvin. You need to awake from the fantasy world your living in your mind buddy, there are 32 real life GM’s making the decisions of who to draft. The rest of the league isn’t going to take a bunch of scrubs while Cleveland lands every good player. Come on man, your smarter then that. The rest of your post was actually not so bad. Highly unlikely, but not impossible. I agree they should pull the trigger in the trade for Edwards, he’s leaving next year regardless and Cleveland has no shot of being a super bowl contender this year. Get value for him now while you can and start building using the picks in the draft and then in a year or two you guys can develop a contending team.

  23. SteelersfansareInbred:
    Heyward-Bey in the second. He is a top 4 WR in this draft. What world do you live in that makes you think your getting him in the 2nd round? This is the real world buddy, not Madden. Wake up.

  24. I wouldn’t mind Edwards, but his consistent dropped passes bother me.
    I think the 2nd-5th-receiver deal will get done.

  25. The Giants need someone. Who do they have a WR now??? Steve Smith, Dominique Hixon??? Smith is on his greatest day a #2 and Hixon is more like a #4. And TE Kevin Boss??? Ha! I’m not trying to hate, but any Giants fan has got to feel very uncomfortable with these pass catchers going into next season.

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