Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jets trade two players, two picks to Browns for Braylon Edwards

The Jets today traded wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, special teamer Jason Trusnick and two draft picks to the Cleveland Browns for Braylon Edwards.

Edwards, as you may know, is notorious for dropping passes. He is having a better season this year, though, already with ten catches and 139 yards receiving but no touchdowns. He improves the Jets questionable receiving corps.

At the same time, Edwards is currently under an NFL investigation for a recent nightclub fight where Edwards reportedly punched a friend of LeBron James'. Presumably that would result in Edwards falling out of favor with the Cleveland fans, since that is the Land of LeBron.

But the move makes sense for a number of reasons. Rookie QB Mark Sanchez struggled mightily last week against the Saints' defense and adding a receiver will help. Rex Ryan and Co. also need to back up all that bravado and cockiness they have exuded or else risk suffering the same fat as Eric "Mangenius" Mangini, going from hero to goat.

Since the draft the Jets have traded five players and four draft picks to their old head coach in Cleveland.

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