Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Braylon Edwards is now on the market after being cut by the New York Jets, but he’s likely going to garner significant interest from a number of teams around the league. Although he’s a chronic under-achiever in the NFL, he’s still good enough to improve many rosters around the league, and frankly, his services probably won’t be very expensive. When the Jets brought Edwards back this summer, he seemed like a logical fit. He’d been with the team before, and he should have been miles ahead of the Jets’ younger receivers. That last point proved to be inaccurate, and when younger players are nearly as good as or better than older ones, it’s easy to guess which player gets cut from the roster. Still, opportunities should be available for Edwards, who is now 30 years old. The New England Patriots are always looking to bring in players they think they can work with (see Tim Tebow), and Edwards would almost certainly improve the Patriots’ no-name receiving unit. Wide receivers are in short supply around the league. As important as it is to get a quarterback to throw the ball, it still does matter who’s catching the ball. As the league has transitioned into its pass-first era, receivers have become more important than ever. Don’t expect to see Edwards on a roster in the immediate future, however. Injuries will undoubtedly hit some teams where it hurts, and that’s when a guy like Edwards becomes an attractive option. If he stays in shape and can put together a reasonably good looking workout, he’ll be able to land another job in the NFL. If, on the other hand, Edwards lets himself go, it seems likely that he’ll be lost in football oblivion. [follow]
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