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Report: Jets deal for Braylon Edwards

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets have acquired wide receiver Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns.

Report: Jets deal for Braylon Edwards

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets have acquired wide receiver Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns.

Edwards' name was on the market in the offseason, and at one point, the Giants appeared poised to trade for the fifth-year receiver. But a deal was never done.

Now he'll join the other team in New York.

Bizarre career so far for Edwards. He was drafted third overall in 2005, but has really only had one great year -- catching 80 balls for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2007.

Last weekend, reports surfaced that Edwards assaulted a friend of LeBron James outside of a nightclub in Cleveland. Apparently that was the last straw.

He'll go from a winless Browns team to the 3-1 Jets, who have been one of the NFL's success stories through the first four weeks.

We saw last year with the Cowboys and Roy Williams that joining a team midseason is not easy for receivers. But then again, Williams isn't really doing anything this season, so maybe that's a moot point.

Exact terms of the deal for Edwards have not been disclosed, but FoxSports.com's Jay Glazer is reporting that Cleveland gets WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik and two draft picks. Schefter says those are believed to be a third and a fifth rounder.

Edwards has 10 catches for 139 yards on the season.


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