Green with envy? Edwards sees possible end to Jets tenure

Braylon Edwards, who saw the New York Jetsagree to a five-year deal with teammate and fellow wideout Santonio Holmes on Wednesday, hinted that his time in New York might be up.

Edwards, who also was in the news Wednesday after receiving an additional year of probation from an Ohio judge, took to Twitter to express his disappointment that the Jets haven't made him a priority during this week's free-agency bonanza.

"I would love to be a Jet but the feeling doesn't seem to be mutual with the management," Edwards wrote, then later removed the post.

"Will always love jets nation no matter what happens," he later tweeted.

The 28-year-old receiver posted 88 receptions and 11 touchdowns with the Jets over the past two seasons, but the team prioritized the signing of Holmes while publicly pursuing two high-profile free agents, wideout Randy Moss and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Edwards congratulated Holmes over Twitter but later wrote, "Not the best of days so far...but I'm trying to stay positive!"

Edwards' day began in court, where Cleveland Municipal Judge Michelle Denise Earley, who could have sentenced the receiver to up to six months in jail, instead extended his Ohio probation and cautioned him to avoid situations that could land him back in court.

"Do I get it? I do," Edwards said as family members watched from the public gallery.

Edwards, who formerly played for the Browns, didn't comment before leaving the courtroom through a side door.

Edwards was serving 18 months of probation after he pleaded no contest in January 2010 to a misdemeanor charge. He was accused of punching a friend of NBA star LeBron James outside a Cleveland nightclub.

It was during that probation that Edwards was charged with driving while intoxicated in Manhattan.

Edwards pleaded guilty Friday in New York to a misdemeanor DWI charge in a deal that calls for no jail time or probation if certain conditions are met.

Edwards' Cleveland attorney, Patrick D'Angelo, raised the issue in court of whether the receiver's probation had expired in early July and said later that might be a basis for an appeal. The judge said the violation already was pending during the probation period.

D'Angelo mentioned a litany of charitable activities involving Edwards and said people should say, "Thank you, brother, for a job well done."

But the judge expressed concern that Edwards had gotten into trouble during his probation and said there should be a penalty or probation wouldn't mean anything. She said Edwards should deal with his high profile by walking away from situations that can escalate and understand that "everybody can't love you and you can't have a problem with that."

Edwards said the drunken-driving arrest taught him to hire a driver if he would be out drinking. "I have a lot to lose," he said.

D'Angelo said Edwards could face an NFL suspension but said he hadn't contacted the league.

The judge also ordered Edwards to do 100 hours of community service.

Unlike his earlier inactive probation without regular reporting, the judge imposed active probation but said Edwards could contact the probation office by phone instead of going in person.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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