Braylon Edwards out, Plaxico Burress in with the Jets
New York, which lost out on the biggest free-agent acquisition this summer when All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, re-signed their top priority, receiver Santonio Holmes, last week.
Edwards has 326 receptions for 5,142 yards and 39 touchdowns in his seven-year career. In two seasons with the Jets, he had 88 catches for 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Burress, 34, the former Steelers and Giants receiver who spent 20 months in jail on a weapons charge, has 505 receptions for 7,845 yards and 55 touchdowns in his NFL career. The 6-foot-5 receiver has a troubled past that includes missed meetings, fines, a one-game suspension and contract disputes.
-- Dan Loumena
Photo: Jets receiver Braylon Edwards makes a touchdown catch against Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith in a 2010 game at Ford Field in Detroit. Credit: Rick Osentoski / Associated Press