The market for Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been “ice cold” according to Solomon Wilcots on NFL network earlier today. I, like many Redskins fans, have been wondering whether or not the Skins will go after the big target.
Earlier this week Washington signed a number of receivers, both free agents and draft picks including Santana Moss, Donte Stallworth and Niles Paul. At 6’4″ the often-injured Malcolm Kelly is currently the tallest receiver on the team but could be on his way out if he so much as sneezes in training camp this year. Edwards is listed as 6’3″, 214 lbs and would serve as a great target for any one of the many quarterbacks that may start for the Redskins come September 11th. Edwards isn’t necessarily a “Shanahan-like” guy, but the reward here could possible exceed the risk. He’s coming off of his second-best season in the NFL and has averaged 6 1/2 touchdowns and 857 yards per season the last six years, not to mention 15.8 yards per catch over his career. These numbers aren’t exactly stellar, but he also hasn’t had guys named Brady or Manning throwing to him in Cleveland or New York.
If I’m Bruce Allen, I’m at least giving this guy a look. If Plaxico can rise from the ashes to sign a three million dollar deal with the Jets, I’m sure the Skins could shell out some cash to grab a proven receiver for a season or two.
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