Saturday, June 26, 2010
Report: NFL won't suspend Jets' Edwards
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez should have flashbacks to his NFL debut when they open the upcoming season.
He'll have one of the two high-profile receivers the Jets acquired since then.
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini, citing an unnamed league source, reports Braylon Edwards will not be suspended for that altercation with a LeBron James crony in Cleveland just before the Browns dealt Edwards to the Jets. Cimini added Edwards likely will be only fined and that the development means the Jets probably will lose whatever interest they had in bringing back Laveranues Coles.
The Jets won't have Santonio Holmes for the first four games. The NFL suspended Holmes for violating the substance-abuse policy before the Pittsburgh Steelers traded the 2009 Super Bowl MVP for a fifth-round draft pick.
Had Edwards been suspended, the Jets would have gone into their opener against the Baltimore Ravens on "Monday Night Football" with Jerricho Cotchery as the top target and a mixed bag that includes David Clowney and Brad Smith.