Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) on the sides lines against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Braylon Edwards close to joining New York Jets again

It looks like the New York Jets will reunite with wide receiver Braylon Edwards for the third time. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Edwards was taking a physical for the Jets today.

If he passes the physical, he will officially join the team. Edwards first joined the team in 2009 but left after the 2010 season. He returned to the Jets late last season after he was cut by the Seahawks, and had 10 receptions for 125 yards.

Edwards was effective with the Jets, putting up some good numbers and playing a key role in the Jets’ run to back-to-back AFC Championship games, where he averaged 17.1 yards per catch, but was released when the Jets decided to pay Santonio Holmes big money instead of him.

The former Pro Bowl receiver amassed 88 receptions for 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Jets. This is a key signing for the team, who are thin at the receiver position, and are uncertain of Holmes’ return. He provides the Jets with a much-needed offensive weapon for whoever the starting quarterback is. Edwards has the ability to stretch the field with his skills, and he also provides the Jets’ run game with the run-blocking ability they need.

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