New York Jets awarded wide receiver Braylon Edwards off waivers

Wednesday December 12th, 2012

After reports on Monday suggested that the Jets could bring back wide receiver Braylon Edwards, the team made it official on Tuesday.

The Jets announced that they were awarded Edwards on waivers just one week after he called the people "calling the shots" in the organization "idiots."

At 6-7, the team sits one game back of the final playoff spot in the AFC and is desperate for receiver help after Stephen Hill on Sunday became the third Jet receiver to go down with an injury.

This season, Edwards has caught 18 passes for 74 yards and one touchdown while playing for the Seahawks, who waived him the day of his controversial tweets. He posted 904 yards and seven touchdowns for the Jets two seasons ago while playing with Mark Sanchez, the struggling quarterback who Edwards called "a beast" last week.

Edwards expressed his excitement for the move on Twitter.

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