Jets reportedly asked Seahawks about WR Braylon Edwards earlier in season

Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Needing help after injures weakened their wide receiving corps, the Jets reportedly asked the Seahawks about the availability of Braylon Edwards.

Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who was recently mired in a controversy about tweets sent in support of New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, was actually the target of some trade talks between the Jets and Seahawks, according to reports.

According to CBS Sports's Jason La Canfora, the Jets reached out to see if their former wide receiver was available early in the 2012 season, around the time that they lost top wideout threat Santonio Holmes for the season because of an injury.

The Seahawks reportedly rebuffed the Jets' initial offer, telling the Jets that Edwards was worth more than a late-round draft pick and also holding out hope that the veteran wide receiver would be healthy and contribute to the Seahawks' attack.

Edwards played two seasons in New York, catching 88 balls for a combined 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns. Sanchez's rookie year was also Edwards' first season with the Jets, and Edwards tweeted support for his former teammate this week.

"Don't blame Sanchez," Edwards tweeted. "I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots ... Mark is a beast and will (prove) it when given a proper chance."

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