The New York Jets have taken the first step toward what may be a reunion with wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
The team cleared a roster spot by releasing running back Kahlil Bell .
Edward, who formerly played for the Jets, was released Monday from the Seattle Seahawks’ injured reserve list and the Jets were instantly interested, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported .
Bringing in Edwards, who recently tweeted that the Jets’ leaders are “idiots” for the way they’ve handled Mark Sanchez , might seem problematic, but the team is down to only two healthy wide receivers ( Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens ).
And, besides, Edwards quickly made nice.
“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst,” he tweeted. “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 played for the Jets in 2009 and 2010.