Braylon, foot in mouth, gets boot

December, 4, 2012
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Former Jets receiver Braylon Edwards tried to defend Mark Sanchez on Twitter, and he ended up signing his pink slip.

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Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY SportsBraylon Edwards has a grand total of 23 receptions in the two seasons since he left the Jets.
Edwards, who referred to the Jets' front office as "idiots" for the way it has treated Sanchez, was released Tuesday by the Seahawks. He was waived/injured.

Coincidence? Probably not.

Edwards, who played with the Jets in 2009 and 2010, tweeted this gem: "Don't blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will prove it when given a proper chance."

Edwards didn't name names, but he was obviously referring to GM Mike Tannenbaum, owner Woody Johnson and perhaps even coach Rex Ryan.

A few hours later, Edwards was in serious damage control. He offered another tweet, trying to make amends:

"I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate who I wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for."

Edwards, whose career has been in decline since leaving the Jets as a free agent, caught only eight passes for the Seahawks. In 2011, he had only 15 receptions for the 49ers.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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