Bound to crash this autumn, the New York Jets waive Braylon Edwards

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Braylon Edwards would have been a reliable Jet.

After missing Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants with a leg injury, wide receiver Braylon Edwards was waived this morning by the New York Jets.

Inked to a one-year contract by Gang Green on July 25, the 30-year-old Edwards looked decent in two exhibition contests this summer.

Jets general manager John Idzik offered Edwards a job because he neglected to address the wide receiver position during April’s draft.

Although the 2007 All-Pro struggled mightily in 2012, Edwards is still a better ballplayer than Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens.

Plus, considering Mark Sanchez will likely remain Gang Green’s starter, the hideous passer and Edwards clicked as a tandem in 2010 and connected for 904 yards and seven touchdowns.

Catching 359 passes for 5,522 yards and 40 scores over 112 games as a pro, Edwards’ size and wingspan helped mask many of the spent Trojans’ throws that otherwise would have landed somewhere in Hollis, Queens.

Further enticing for New York’s brass, Edwards is a solid blocker who was acquired for the price of a Vernon Gholston jersey.

Despite being inconsistent on the gridiron and a troublemaker in the streets, Edwards was an extremely intelligent, resourceful and beneficial signing for the New York Jets.

Unfortunately, with the Jets bound to crash this autumn, Braylon Edwards has been deemed expendable and is no longer employed off Exit 16W in the swamps of Jersey.

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