Braylon Edwards is one of the big names still available in free agency, and it’s not clear which teams — if any — are interested in signing him.
But the latest team we’re hearing mentioned in connection with Edwards is the Arizona Cardinals.
Darren Urban notes on the Cardinals’ web site that multiple reports have connected Edwards to Arizona, where he’d be the No. 2 receiver to take some heat off Larry Fitzgerald and give another weapon to new quarterback Kevin Kolb.
However, it’s important to remember that when a player with Edwards’ physical talents isn’t drawing much interest in free agency, there’s probably a pretty good reason for that. And the reason is that Edwards is often a bigger headache than his talent justifies.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Jets wanted no part of Edwards, who was viewed as a diva in the organization. Throw in the fact that he was busted for drunk driving and the fact that he seems to be asking for more money than he’s worth, and it’s easy to see why the Jets would decide to move on.
Edwards is coming off a solid season, catching 53 passes for 904 yards and seven touchdowns and adding another nine catches for 164 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs. But that doesn’t mean he’s the kind of player NFL coaches want on their teams. At the moment, the Cardinals appear to be one of the few teams that actually have any interest in Edwards.