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Edwards, who referred to the Jets' front office as "idiots" for the way it has treated Sanchez, was released Tuesday by the Seahawks. He was waived/injured.
Coincidence? Probably not.
Edwards, who played with the Jets in 2009 and 2010, tweeted this gem: "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."
Edwards didn't name names, but he was obviously referring to GM Mike Tannenbaum, owner Woody Johnson and perhaps even coach Rex Ryan.
A few hours later, Edwards was in serious damage control. He offered another tweet, trying to make amends:
"I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate who I wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for."
Edwards, whose career has been in decline since leaving the Jets as a free agent, caught only eight passes for the Seahawks. In 2011, he had only 15 receptions for the 49ers.