Found August 14, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
PLAYERS: Braylon Edwards
TEAMS: New York Jets
Despite all of the negative coverage surrounding the New York Jets, one of the team’s newest additions is in the news for his abundance of confidence.  Last month, the Jets oped to bring back veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards on a one-year contract—an unsurprising move after the 6-3, 214-pound wide out went through a physical with the team earlier in the day. Photo Credit: NewYorkJets.com The former 2005 first round pick (No. 3 overall) out of Michigan hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations during his eight NFL seasons—racking up 359 career receptions for 5,522 yards and 40 touchdowns in 102 games (86 starts) with just one 1,000-yard season in 2007 during his five-year stint with the Cleveland Browns (2005-09). But that’s not stopping Edwards from making the claim that he can still play at an “elite level.”   “I’m starting to get into camp shape, that groove, that vibe,” Edwards said, via ESPN New York. “Now is the chance to really go after it and really show these guys I
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