With the Jets thin at wide receiver, Rex Ryan was asked today if there was any regret about not re-signing Braylon Edwards, who the Jets will face Sunday at Seattle.
“It’s always a two-way street,” Ryan said. “In our situation, we had just drafted a young receiver we felt great about. You had Santonio Holmes, you had [Jeremy] Kerley, a young guy that we thought could be a guy that’s on the upside. So you’re looking at your roster, you evaluate your team a certain way. Would things have been different had Holmes had an injury earlier? I don’t know.”
Edwards, 29, hasn’t had much of an impact with the Seahawks. Troubled by a knee injury, he has eight catches in seven games. He had only 15 receptions with the Niners last season. But in 2010, his second and final season with the Jets, Edwards caught 53 balls for 904 yards and seven TDs.
“I’ll say this,” Ryan said. “I’ve always had a great deal of admiration and respect for Braylon Edwards. I thought when he was here, they way he works on the practice field, the way he blocks, the way he does the unselfish things on the field, that was what I really appreciated about Braylon. That’s a tough guy.”
Edwards was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game on Wednesday.