Sunday, July 31, 2011

Braylon Edwards


A couple days after re-signing Santonio Holmes to a lucrative deal, the Jets have moved on from fellow free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards. The Daily News has learned that Edwards will not be returning to Gang Green. "It won't happen," a source to told the News Saturday morning citing that the team won't be able to keep him due to financial constraints.
Gang Green will turn its sights to other receiver options. Although Randy Moss remains on the Jets' radar, he's not the top choice of remaining free agent pass catchers, according to a source.
Meanwhile, the focus is to re-sign a top-flight cornerback. The News first reported that the Jets' brass reached out to Antonio Cromartie Friday night several times after the Jets fell out of the race for Nnamdi Asomugha. The team's message: We want you back.
There are two other serious sutiors for Cromartie's services. It'll be pivotal for Gang Green to keep Cromartie, who is far and away the best remaining cornerback on the free agent market.
NOTES:
Cornerback Donald Strickand told the News Saturday morning that he has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Strickland played for the Jets in 2009 before spending last season with the Chargers.
"I'm excited to be back with a wonderful organization, playing for the best head coach in the business," Strickland told the News. "I'm ready to win it all! J-E-T-S... Jets! Jets! Jets!"
Safety Brodney Pool will not return to the Jets, according to a source. The Jets expressed interest in retaining Pool, but he'll be able to find a more lucartive deal elsewhere.
QB Mark Brunell, who was released on Friday morning, will re-sign on Sunday at a reduced salary, according to a source.

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