Originally posted on NFL News & Rumors  |  Last updated 2/29/12

Occasionally, teams move on from a player only to bring them back into the fold a year or two later, realizing that player just might have been helpful to them after all.

If a source close to the team is correct, the Jets are getting ready to do just that, bringing back wide receiver Braylon Edwards just one season after they chose to let him walk into free agency in favor of signing fellow receiver Plaxico Burress.

Burress was fairly productive for New York last season, catching 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdown passes, but the Jets struggled to find a consistent option outside of Santonio Holmes and as such, they’ll be looking for an upgrade this off-season. New York could decide to land a wide receiver in the draft instead of spending free agent cash, but it’s doubtful that they would rely solely on that course of action, given their desire to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender next season.

Edwards, 29, is coming off a lost year in San Francisco, having suffered injuries to both his knee and shoulder before he was unceremoniously dumped by the 49ers prior to their week 17 contest. Provided he checks out medically, the addition of Edwards into the Jets starting 11 should help and will allow New York to avoid having to spend much more in free agency to address the position.

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