Braylon still on the Jets' radar

April, 19, 2012
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The Jets need a starting-caliber wide receiver to play opposite Santonio Holmes, and they're still considering former Jet Braylon Edwards for the role.

"I wouldn't rule him out," GM Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday at the Jets' pre-draft news conference.

Tannenbaum said he doesn't expect to add any players before next week's draft, noting that Edwards could be a possibility in May or June. Right now, Edwards is rehabbing a knee injury from last season.

The Jets had a chance to keep Edwards after the 2010 season, but they opted for Holmes -- both were unrestricted free agents at the time. Edwards ended up signing a one-year deal with the 49ers.

Tannenbaum praised Edwards' blocking ability (which could be key in their run-oriented offense) and he called Edwards a "tremendous" practice player.

The plans could change if they use their first-round pick on a wide receiver, namely Notre Dame's Michael Floyd. Joey Clinkscales, the Jets' VP of college scouting, spoke highly of Floyd.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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