Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Receivers On The Move: Braylon Edwards To The Jets/Crabtree Ends Holdout

It’s been a busy morning for NFL receivers as Cleveland receiver Braylon Edwards is being moved from Cleveland to the New York Jets and Michael Crabtree ended his rookie holdout.

Edwards had already been in the news this week for an incident in which he allegedly punched Edward Givens, a friend of LeBron James, early Monday morning. The altercation helped overshadow the fact that Edwards didn’t catch a pass for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday in a 23-20 overtime loss to Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, moving over to the West Coast, rookie holdout Michael Crabtree finally ran out of options and signed a six-year deal with the 49ers. Props to San Francisco for filing tampering charges against the New York Jets basically ending any talk that Crabtree could re-enter the NFL draft next year to become a higher pick and sign for more money. At 3-1 San Francisco is in first place in the NFC West and may not be in a hurry to get Crabtree on the field.