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Jets GM: Edwards will be active, won't start Week Three

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By PFW staff

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum told the Associated Press that WR Braylon Edwards will be active for the Jets' game Sunday night in Miami following his DWI arrest Monday night.

Tannenbaum said Edwards won't start and how much he plays will be up to head coach Rex Ryan. He said that the arrest falls under the NFL's substance abuse policy, and that "any discipline that occurs will be from the league under that program."

Edwards was arrested Tuesday morning in New Jersey for driving under the influence.

Edwards' Range Rover was pulled over by police due to overly tinted windows. When asked to take a breathalyzer test, the receiver blew a .16, twice the legal limit. He will be arraigned later today, according to the New York Post.

The way we see it

Tannenbaum seems to think that Edwards would not be suspended before Sunday night and put the onus on Ryan to make the decision involving Edwards. If Ryan has him play a significant amount, it shows the Jets are not punishing him harshly. Without their top receiver on the field, the Jets could fall to 1-2. Edwards will likely be suspended by the league, and the Jets have to hope they get WR Santonio Holmes back in time to fill the void.

 

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