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Source: Jets cut Kahlil Bell; Braylon Edwards to fill spot?
Could Braylon Edwards be back?
The Jets released running back Kahlil Bell on Tuesday in hopes of signing a wide receiver, a source confirmed to Newsday. And that vacant roster spot could go to Edwards, who was waived from injured reserve by the Seahawks on Monday.
Edwards made news last week when he came to Mark Sanchez's defense by calling members of the Jets' front office "idiots" on Twitter. He apologized for his "emotional outburst" but was cut by the Seahawks that same day with a waived / injured designation.
Since leaving the Jets after the 2010 season, he has 23 receptions for 255 yards and one touchdown in 19 games with the 49ers and Seahawks.
Whether the Jets bring back Edwards or not, general manager Mike Tannenbaum needs to sign someone to help their wide receiving corps. An MRI Monday revealed rookie Stephen Hill sprained the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday against the Jaguars and his status for next week's game against Tennessee is unclear.
The Jets signed receiver Titus Young to the practice squad on Monday.