The New York Jets are bereft of talent at the skill positions, and the fact that they are under heavy salary cap constraints has only made it worse. Shonn Greene is as good as gone due to cap issues, and the Jets could lose their best pass-catcher in tight end Dustin Keller as well. Now, they must focus their energy on replenishing the talent on offense, and signing a cheap player like Braylon Edwards would make quite a bit of sense for the Jets.
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Edwards has been dumped by a few teams recently, but he had a nice spell with the Jets towards the end of his career in New York. According to Jets beat writer Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets have shown interest in wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Brandon Gibson.
The Jets are interested in re-signing Edwards, but it is interesting to hear that they are looking at him as more of a backup plan. To be honest with you, signing Edwards is almost a no-brainer for the Jets. They can’t be choosy at the position, because A) They aren’t good at WR and B) They have big cap issues. The latter option is the more important one, and it is most applicable to Edwards. Why? Well, Edwards wants close to nothing on a deal, because he knows he probably won’t get anything anywhere else. The Jets would be wise to sign him to a cheap, low-risk deal, because he would help the team out and has good familiarity with Mark Sanchez
Gibson would be a huge splash for the Jets, and he is making rounds in the AFC East. A playmaker with upside, Gibson could be a good option for the Jets, but that depends on if they are willing to get into a potential bidding war. Gibson was supposed to be a value free agent, but there is a strong market for him- that will likely push him out of the Jets price range. But it is still worth it for the Jets to take a look at Gibson, because he would be an immense upgrade at WR for them.
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