and in a move that will certainlly push someone here over the edge, the jets have released braylon edwards
..hardly. This is a standard cap-friendly move that I saw coming.. and the fact that he wasn’t released with the other 14 players six hours ago, proves to me that a personal wink-wink-nod-nod meeting must’ve taken place this morning to; “stay in shape for the call after Week 1.” As much as I love Bray, I can’t argue with this move. Ryan Spadola would NOT have made it to the practice-squad. He would have been picked up by another team in a second, and turned into the next Woodhead. Edwards however will be available later on this season when the Jets resign him. - -and they will resign him. With Spadola, Hill, Holmes, Kerley, & Massaquoi all locks for the top 5 positions, the Jets need to use this last game with the Eagles to see Gates & Obomanu duke it out for that last 6th spot. They already know what they have in BE, and he proved that these last 2 games catching 72 yards on 5 receptions. Having him play on Thursday would’ve been silly, because it would be taking reps away from the younger guys.
The opening day roster for the Jets last season had 5 WR’s on it. Yet after the year had ended, a total of 10 WR’s had played at least 1 game for the team. (Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill, Patrick Turner, Braylon Edwards, Clyde Gates, Royce Pollard, Chaz Schilens, Scotty McKnight and Jordan White) Injuries happen, and when they do, Braylon will be the call-up.. thereby allowing the Jets to simply inactivate him whenever they feel, without having to go through the waiver process. He’s a fan favorite and an Idzik guy. He’ll return at some point.
Edited by Beezer34, 26 August 2013 - 11:51 AM.