The New York Post reported Monday that the Jets have ruled out bringing back Edwards. The team wanted to see how its wide receiver group looked in organized team activities and minicamp. Coaches apparently liked what they saw.
Santonio Holmes is locked in as the team's No. 1 receiver. Second-round pick Stephen Hill, slot receiver Jeremy Kerley and former Oakland Raider Chaz Schilens are next in line. The biggest question with Edwards remains his health. He was a productive player for the Jets just two years ago, but he is coming off a lost season and a knee injury.
The Jets are essentially choosing Schilens over Edwards. In four seasons with the Raiders, Schilens struggled to stay healthy and never gained more than 400 yards receiving. And yet the Jets would rather have him than bring back Edwards.