The NFL Today: Braylon Edwards was nearly a Jet again

Former Jet Braylon Edwardstook to Twitter last week to attack his former team, which has been mired in dysfunction. Edwards was subsequently released by Seattle, ending an injury-plagued and unproductive stint with the team.

According to league sources, the Jets approached the Seahawks earlier this season about trading for Edwards and were serious about the proposition. The Jets lost Santonio Holmes, their top receiver, for the season in late September. Edwards was one of the first options they explored, weeks before the trade deadline in Week 8. At the time, the Seahawks still had high hopes for Edwards staying healthy and rounding into form. The Jets were informed it would take something significantl in return for Edwards and not just a late-round pick.

The talks were cursory, but New York’s intent was real. Throwing Edwards’ combustible personality back into that already toxic mix might have added even more turmoil to this Jets season.

On Monday, Edwards tweeted of the Jets' quarterback controversy: 'Don’t blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots ... Mark is a beast and will (prove) it when given a proper chance.”

He later apologized for the tweet, and his "emotional" response to the events in New York.  On Tuesday, Edwards was waived via an injury distinction. Fair to say even if healthy, he won’t be reuniting with the Jets anytime soon.

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