Sunday, September 26, 2010
Braylon Edwards benched for first quarter
By Tim Graham
MIAMI -- The New York Jets have announced receiver Braylon Edwards, arrested Tuesday morning for drunk driving, will not play the entire first quarter Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins here in Sun Life Stadium.
"We've made our disappointment clear to Braylon," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement released by the club. "Now he must deal with the consequences of his actions as the legal process runs its course, and the league will determine the appropriate discipline under the guidelines of the collective bargaining agreement."
Edwards is coming off an influential game for the Jets. He had five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown plus a two-point conversion in last week's victory over the New England Patriots.
Brad Smith will start at the receiver spot opposite Jerricho Cotchery.
The Jets on Saturday promoted receiver Patrick Turner to the active roster. Turner, a Dolphins third-round draft choice last year, will help fill try to hold down the fort along with Smith and David Clowney until Edwards takes the field.