Jets cut RB Bell; make room for Braylon?

December, 11, 2012
12/11/12
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It sure looks like the Jets are paving the way for a Braylon Edwards return.

On Tuesday morning, they cleared a roster spot for a wide receiver by releasing RB Kahlil Bell, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Edwards, a former Jet who bashed the organization last week on Twitter, was released Monday from the Seahawks' injured reserve. The Jets expressed immediate interest in Edwards, ESPNNewYork.com reported Monday night.

It seems like an unlikely reunion, considering Edwards said on Twitter that the Jets' decision makers are "idiots" for the way they've treated QB Mark Sanchez, but the Jets are desperate for bodies at receiver. They have only two healthy receivers with experience -- Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens.

Edwards doesn't know Tony Sparano's system, but he has a good rapport with Sanchez. Edwards apologized for his scathing tweet last week, claiming he has the "utmost respect" for the Jets' front office.

It's interesting that the Jets would release Bell. He was supposed to be inactive Sunday in Jacksonville, but he dressed as the 46th player (instead of QB Greg McElroy) because RB Joe McKnight developed a migraine and the Jets wanted a fourth running back.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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