Jets receiver Braylon Edwards showed up Wednesday at “Jets West,” the informal practices organized by Mark Sanchez in Southern California.
Edwards hopes it’s not the only time he practices with Sanchez this offseason, intimating that he might take a slight discount to re-sign with the Jets.
“It depends on the discount. I’m not asking for the moon. If it’s close, let’s do it,” Edwards said via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Edwards’ most interesting comments concerned whether it was feasible to bring him back, along with Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith.
“Whose ego will be able to drop their guard to make it work,” Edwards asked via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “My ego, I’m not clashing.”
Without knowing the full context, it’s hard to say if that’s a passive aggressive shot at Santonio Holmes. It sure sounds like it.
We don’t think this about ego anyhow. It’s about money and the rules governing free agency in 2011. It’s possible Holmes won’t be an unrestricted free agent, depending on how the labor situation is resolved.
The Jets would likely rather keep Holmes, but he may cost too much. And they probably can’t afford to keep both players if they are UFAs.
Edwards knows the Jets want him back.
“That never was in question. Now it becomes a matter of how much do you want me back?” Edwards asked.