- By BRIAN COSTELLO
- Posted: 8:40 AM, December 4, 2012
Former Jets receiver Braylon Edwards took to Twitter early this morning to say it’s not Sanchez’s fault he hasn’t played well. Later Tuesday evening, Edwards was waived by the Seahawks, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
“Don't blame Sanchez,” Edwards posted to his Twitter account. “I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will [prove] it when given a proper chance.”
Edwards would apologize later in the day, but it might have come too late. The 29-year-old did play in Sunday's win over the Bears, and was not known to be injured.
"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 tweeted in two messages that came four hours apart.
Edwards clearly has issues with general manager Mike Tannnenbaum, who let Edwards walk as a free agent before the 2011 season and chose not to bring him back again before this year when he was a free agent.
It would be surprising if Edwards’ remarks were directed at coach Rex Ryan, who had a good relationship with Edwards. During a tryout for the Dolphins this summer, Edwards was asked who the one person in the NFL would be that would recommend the team sign him. Edwards named Ryan. The scene was captured by the HBO show “Hard Knocks.”
Ryan benched Sanchez Sunday against the Cardinals and is now deciding who the starting quarterback will be for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville – Sanchez, Greg McElroy or Tim Tebow.
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