Tag:Braylon Edwards
Posted on: May 25, 2011 10:06 pm

Braylon Edwards follows through on a big promise

B. EdwardsPosted by Andy Benoit

Braylon Edwards might be best known for his mistakes – and deservedly so. But the Jets free agent wide receiver is also one of the most charitable players in the NFL. On Tuesday, Edwards followed through on a promise he made to provide $1 million in tuition for 100 Cleveland students. It was called the ADVANCE 100 Program, an educational initiative established by the Braylon Edwards Foundation in May of 2007.

As part of the program, the students had to commit to 15 hours of community service annually and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

“As the 2nd most hated man in Clev & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago,” Edwards tweeted. “The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with. Guys enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.”

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Posted on: May 23, 2011 3:37 pm
Edited on: May 23, 2011 4:54 pm

Hot Routes 5.23.11: Brady, Gisele frolic poolside

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • You think Tom Brady spent his weekend sweating the Rapture? Hell no he did not. So what did he do? He spent his weekend at a resort in Mexico, frolicking around a pool on a waterslide with his mildly attractive soulmate, Gisele. Yes, there are pictures. And yes, it's entirely possible to enjoy the lockout without actually SAYING SO. 

Posted on: May 23, 2011 11:57 am
Edited on: May 23, 2011 12:09 pm

More smoke on Jets-Randy Moss front

Posted by Will Brinson

Waaaaaay back in April, our own Mike Freeman reported that the New York Jets were "seriously intrigued" about the possibility of signing Randy Moss.

And while Freeman might still think the move is a bit crazy on the Jets' part, it looks like a Moss signing might still get the old (gang) green light.

Manish Mehta confirmed in today's New York Daily News that Rex Ryan's team is very much interested in Moss, particularly if either Braylon Edwards or Santonio Holmes don't return.

Holmes and Edwards will be unrestricted free agents, barring 2010 rules being in place for the 2011 year. And it probably doesn't make a ton of sense for the Jets to pump heavy, long-term money into the two wide receivers.

Which is where Moss comes in. He said recently that he can still play "at a high level," even if he didn't show that with his performances with the Vikings and Titans in 2010. He might be willing to sign a shorter, incentive-laden contract with a contender like the Jets.

Oh, and hey, Antonio Cromartie is totally cool with it, so there's that.

"I would love to have Randy Moss on Jets," Cromartie tweeted Monday. "Much respect great vertical guy who has a lot left in the tank."

How much "a lot" is remains to be seen, as does Moss' hypothetical fit with the Jets offense, which isn't exactly the 2007 Patriots --regardless of the personnel they might pick up along the way.

If Moss will jump on board for cheap, I actually kind of like the signing, because of the upside he has, his previous career resurrection, and the fact that he'll be motivated to face the Patriots twice a year.

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Posted on: May 16, 2011 11:11 am

Braylon Edwards' trial set for July

Posted by Andy Benoit

Braylon Edwards’ charge of driving while intoxicated back in September could be headed for trial this summer. The Jets receiveB. Edwards (US Presswire)r (and current free agent) was due in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday but did not show. According to lawyer, Peter Frankel, Edwards’ flight from L.A. was delayed (he has been in California working at Mark Sanchez’s football camp). However, Edwards tweeted Monday morning, "GoodBye Cali I'm heading back home to Michigan."

Nevertheless, a pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for July 22. The judge initially asked for a pre-trial hearing date of June 3, but Edwards’ camp asked for a later date because of availability of more than a dozen witnesses (including teammates D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Vernon Gholston, who were in the car at the time of Edwards’ arrest).

The district attorney said in November that a plea had been discussed, but according to Frankel, no offer has been made.

"We’re always talking about possible resolutions to the case, but it’s moving forward toward trial," he said, according to Jenny Ventras of the New Jersey Star Ledger. But Frankel did not dismiss the possibility of a plea deal. "I wouldn’t say anything's broken down; we’re still talking. We have somewhat different views of the evidence, but things have not been contentious at all. It’s possible we’ll work things out before the 22nd."

This case has been adjourned three times, twice because Frankel filed motions to suppress evidence collected at the police precinct and on the scene. It will be determined at the hearing whether that evidence gets admitted.

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Posted on: April 15, 2011 4:28 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2011 10:20 pm

Braylon Edwards calls DWI arrest "BS"

Edwards Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember how WR Braylon Edwards was arrested on a DWI charge last September even though the Jets have a designated driver system in place?  Remember how it led to a teammate calling him “selfish?”

So, six months later, Edwards must be contrite and embarrassed that the incident took place, right? He must understand the danger in which he placed himself and everybody else who was on the road that night, yes?

Um, not exactly.

In a radio interview this week in Detroit, via the NY Post, Edwards called the arrest “BS” and said it was blown out proportion because it occurred in New York City.

“The bad thing about this situation is I never drive in New York,” Edwards said. “One, I don’t know where the heck I’m going and two, the roads are too bumpy and traffic is crazy. I usually always have a chauffeur, but it was a random situation. I went to a teammate’s event and stepped out after that.

“Why I got pulled over wasn’t even because of erratic driving or suspicion of intoxicated driving, it was for tinted windows, which is some BS. But things happen. But you learn from it; no matter if you drive there you should have someone else drive back be at a car service, cab, a friend. Don’t put yourself in that situation.”

What Edwards fails to understand here (apparently) is that it doesn’t matter WHY you got pulled over. It’s that you got pulled over and then blew a .16, twice the legal limit.

But he’s right, don’t put yourself in that situation. Have somebody else drive your car if you’ve had too much. And for gosh sakes, make sure your windows aren’t illegally tinted - the police will get you every time for that.

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Posted on: April 14, 2011 9:30 pm

Bart Scott would welcome Ochocinco with open arms

C. Ochocinco might like his surroundings in New York a bit better than in Cincinnati. Posted by Andy Benoit

Earlier this year, Bengals wideout Chad Ochocinco said he would do anything to play for someone like Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Many figure he’ll get a chance. The Bengals are tired of the Ochocinco sideshow and will likely release the aging-but-still-viable receiver rather than pony up the $6 million it would cost to keep him.

Because of Ocho’s remarks about Ryan, the idea of Ocho in New York has been tossed around (for what it’s worth, Darrelle Revis has campaigned for the team to bring him aboard).

Count linebacker Bart Scott as one of the Jets who is intrigued by the idea.

“Of course it’s exciting to hear that, and I think that Chad and other guys recognize that not only are we playing hard and playing well, we have an affection for each other,” Scott told Kristian Dyer of the Metro. “I’m really excited that he’s a player who would want to be here, we don’t care about personalities. Personalities like Chad, we can handle. Santonio Holmes is an example of that - people didn’t think we can handle him, but he had only one problem in two years and he’s been the model citizen here. I would welcome Chad here.”

What Scott may not be considering is that the addition of Ochocinco would likely mean the subtraction of free agent Braylon Edwards. Or, worse, the subtraction of free agent Santonio Holmes.

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Posted on: April 4, 2011 11:45 am

Hot Routes 4.4.11: Rams interested in Rice?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • In this Pro Football Weekly report, sources tell the publication that the Rams could have some interest in Vikings WR Sidney Rice. Considering how lackluster the current crop of St. Louis receivers are, the move would make sense. But the Rams organization apparently also is leery of Rice’s hip injury that cost him much of last season.
  • The Boston Herald wonders how Tom Brady’s image will be affected by the upcoming Brady v NFL case. Apparently, he can expect a hit to his short-term marketability.
  • The creator of the Madden NFL video game is suing EA Sports for many, many millions of dollars. It could even reach into the b illions. And get this: Robin Antonick’s original game was released in 1988, and it was for Commodore 64, MS Dos and Apple II.
  • Further cementing the idea that Da’Quan Bowers could fall out of the top-10 is Peter King of Sports Illustrated reporting that only one head coach (Arizona’s Ken Whisenhunt) and two GMs (Atlanta’s Thomas Dimitroff and Buffalo’s Buddy Nix) were in attendance at his Pro Day last week.

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Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:58 pm

Sanchez is throwing, thinks lockout helps Jets

Posted by Will Brinson

The lockout's not good for anyone from the perspective of wanting to see football, but it's certainly more advantageous for particular teams.

Like, say, the New York Jets, who, according to quarterback Mark Sanchez, might benefit from certain portions of the work stoppage. Our own Jets Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman caught up with Sanchez at the 2011 World Police and Fire Games Gala in New York, and he sounded as optimistic as one can be about no football being played.

"It's going to be tougher for [free agents] to go somewhere else; they just won't have time to negotiate with other teams," Sanchez told Zimmerman.

Sanchez also said that he'd be getting his wide receivers together during the offseason -- meaning he's throwing now apparently? -- in order to get some informal practices going.

"If those are the only workouts until training camp, we might as well do as many as we can," he said.

Sanchez is probably "correct" on both counts. First, the lockout seems likely to cruise long enough that the Jets can bring back their key free agents without them testing the waters too much.

And, secondly, if the lockout does last long enough for Sanchez and his receivers to need some informal workout sessions, it seems pretty likely that guys who are free agents (Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards) could end up coming too. And if that's the case, they seem even more likely to end up with New York when football's played again in 2011.

Oh yes, and it would appear that Sanchez is throwing again, despite his shoulder injury, which may be the best news of all for the Jets.

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