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Jets not ruling out Braylon return

Jets receiver Braylon Edwards stretches during practice in

Jets receiver Braylon Edwards stretches during practice in preparation for his team's upcoming playoff game against the Colts. (Jan. 4, 2011) (Credit: Joe Epstein)

Mike Tannenbaum hasn’t ruled out re-signing Braylon Edwards.

“We’ll see what happens,” the Jets GM said. “I don’t expect us to sign anybody before the draft, regardless of position. We’ll see where that goes heading into May and June, but I have a lot of respect for him.

“In particular, I think, the one redeeming thing about Braylon besides the fact that we got to two championship games when he was here, was he was a tremendous, tremendous practice player.”

(“One” redeeming thing....?)

But a Braylon return is dependent on what the Jets get out of the draft -- especially, if Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd somehow falls in their laps.

Vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales praised Floyd’s many attributes on a conference call with season-ticket holders Thursday.

“We’ve done a lot of work on Michael Floyd,” he said. “From the standpoint of his season he had 100 catches, he’s a big kid, 220-plus pounds. He has great hands, he’s fast. He ran 4.36 at Indy. There are a lot of things about that player to like.

“We’ve also had to do a lot of off-field work on him, as we do with all players. So I think we would be excited, as would -- I could name six or seven names that draft ahead of that would be excited to have Michael Floyd. He’ll be in the mix with a lot of other guys. Michael Floyd is a supremely talented wide receiver who has a really bright future.”

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