Cleveland Deals Troubled Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards to New York Jets
The Cleveland Browns are rebuilding, and Braylon Edwards is no longer in the plans.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Browns traded their wide receiver to the New York Jets early Wednesday morning in exchange for special teams stud Jason Trusnik, wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, and a couple of draft picks.
It was no secret the New York Jets were looking for a big-play wide out, and in Edwards they may have found their man.
While he has only had one legitimate season as a "big time" receiver, Edwards has shown the potential to dominate in the league. In 2007, Edwards caught 80 passes for 1289 yards and 16 touchdowns.
However, that was the past, and this season he has only caught 10 passes and has yet to find the end zone.
In addition to his struggles on the field, Edwards will be packing some extra baggage to New York because of an altercation that occurred between him and a friend of LeBron James. While Edwards faces no charges at the moment, police and the league are looking into the situation.
In return, the Jets sacrificed one of their better special teams players in Trusnik, who has forced and recovered a fumble already, and up-and-coming wide receiver Stuckey.
The Jets will also lose a third- and fifth-round pick in the deal, with the potential of losing their second. Based on performance, the conditional third-round pick could change to a second if Edwards lights up the stat sheet this season.
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