Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Braylon Edwards announced on his website Tuesday that he has been released by the San Francisco 49ers. Edwards, who signed a one year, $3.5 million contract in August, has endured an injury-hit season and departs after playing only nine games, in which he caught a lowly 15 passes for 181 yards. The 28-year-old former Browns and Jets wide receiver underwent surgery after hurting his knee against the Dallas Cowboys in September. His final 49ers appearance came in Saturday's 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. "I was released today by the 49ers due to my injury that required more time to rehab and hasn't allowed me to re-sync with the offense," Edwards revealed Tuesday. "I wish the 49ers organization the best of luck during the Playoffs," he added. "I will be working hard this offseason to strengthen my knee and prepare for the 2012 season. Thanks for your continued support and for being such loyal fans." Edwards' career also has been sidetracked by off-the-field problems. In September he was fined $50,000 -- but not suspended -- for violating the league's substance abuse policy relating to a DWI incident from last year. He pleaded guilty in July to the misdemeanor charge, which came while he was on inactive probation in Cleveland -- stemming from a fight outside a nightclub with a friend of NBA star LeBron James.
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