Jets release WR Edwards


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Updated: 8/26/2013 11:27 am Published: 8/26/2013 11:27 am


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.


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