Early this morning the New York Jets acquired WR Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns - a tall speedy wide receiver that the Jets have been looking for since Rex Ryan took over as head coach. The addition of Edwards gives the Gang Green a proven vertical threat that basically makes the offense complete. The Jets now have two viable options at wide receiver, Edwards and Cotchery, an up and coming pass-catching tight end in Dustin Keller, along with two Pro Bowl running backs in the backfield. The presence of Edwards should also help the running game, as defenses will have to respect the Jets' deep passing attack.
Here are all the known at this point facts about this trade:
1). The Jets gave to the Browns WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Jason Trusnik, a 3rd round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and a 5th round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
2). The 3rd round pick can become a 2nd round pick if Edwards gets a certain number of receptions.
3). The Jets are not going to give Edwards a new contract this season, even though Edwards has just one year left on his current contract.
3). Braylon Edwards will start on Monday against the Miami Dolphins.
4). The Jets have done their research and are sure that Edwards' recent altercation at a Cleveland night club will not draw a suspension in the near future. "A source with knowledge of the situation tells the Star-Ledger that a member of Edwards' entourage hit Givens. The Jets were well aware of Edwards' situation before trading for him on Wednesday, and GM Mike Tannenbaum is "convinced he's not the bad guy he has been painted as." If Edwards did not throw the punch, he shouldn't be in danger of any league-imposed discipline."