Jets release WR Edwards

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Updated: August 26, 2013

Florham Park, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Jets have released veteran
wide receiver Braylon Edwards.

Edwards was claimed by the Jets off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks in
December of last season and hauled in 10 passes for 125 yards while starting
New York’s final three games.

The 30-year-old wideout re-signed with the Jets on July 25 and had five
catches for 72 yards over New York’s first two preseason games, but didn’t
play in the Jets’ overtime win over the Giants on Saturday night.

Selected third overall by the Browns in the 2005 NFL Draft, Edwards has racked
up 359 catches for 5,522 yards and 40 touchdowns in 112 games (92 starts) over
nine seasons with Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

The release of Edwards reduced the Jets’ roster to 75 after the team released
the following players earlier on Monday: running backs Joe McKnight and Chad
Spann, offensive linemen Patrick Ford, Trey Gilleo and Stephen Peterman, wide
receivers Joe Collins, Marcus Rucker, K.J. Stroud and Rahsaan Vaughn,
linebacker Sean Progar-Jackson, defensive backs Donnie Fletcher and Bret
Lockett, punter Ryan Quigley and long snapper Patrick Scales.