Nighttime is the right time for Edwards

Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #17 of the New Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets is congratulated by teammates Tony Richardson #49 and Leon Washington #29 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Photo Credit: Getty/Doug Benc

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MIAMI - There's something about playing under the lights that gets Braylon Edwards all fired up.

"The thing with me is I wake up [at night]," he said late last week. "I'm a night owl. When I come in in the morning, I am wiping sleep out of my eyes, just waking up by the time we go on the practice field. When you play Monday night games, they start at 8:30 p.m. and I am wide awake. This is when I live, so that is the biggest thing with those. I've just been wide awake."

Edwards certainly was ready for his Jets debut last night against the Dolphins. The newly acquired 6-3, 215-pound wide receiver's first catch as a Jet was a 3-yard first-quarter touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez on the Jets' initial drive, tying the score at 7.

Edwards finished with five catches for 64 yards, including a 34-yarder.

Cotchery plays

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Jerricho Cotchery's status was unclear leading up until game time, but he tested his hamstring injury in pregame warmups and it was good enough to play.

Cotchery didn't start, however, and his first action came on the Jets' eighth play of the game, when they faced a third-and goal at their 3-yard line. He finished with one reception for 4 yards.

Extra points

WR David Clowney, playing in his hometown of Miami, had his first receptions of the season. He finished with four catches for 72 yards, including a 53-yarder . . . WR Brad Smith left in the second quarter with a foot injury . . . CBs Lito Sheppard, Donald Strickland and Ahmad Carroll were inactive and Dwight Lowery started at Sheppard's right cornerback spot. LB Jamaal Westerman, OL Matt Slauson and DL Ripoti Pitoitua also were inactive . . . The Dolphins wore orange jerseys for only the third time in team history.

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