Oct 30, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) reaches for extra yardage after a pass reception in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown (24) during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Dolphins Kicking Tires On Braylon Edwards


It really says a lot about the state of your WR’s when you call the agent for Braylon Edwards and work him out.  That is precisely what the Miami Dolphins have done.  Edwards worked out for the team in Davie and initial thoughts are that the Phins are indeed interested in the on-field off-field problem child.

Edwards an top three draft pick selected on spot after Nick Saban took Ronnie Brown in the 2005 draft, has taken a bad path through the NFL.  He exited Cleveland, the team that drafted him with legal issues to resolve and ended his time with the NY Jets an on-field/lockerroom cancer.  While he was much quieter in San Francisco, Miami apparently need some help.

In March, the Phins parted ways with their own off-field problem Brandon Marshall so bringing in Edwards is kind of a head-scratcher except of course the fact that he will cost considerably less than Marshall did.  The real question is can he make a difference on the team?

When you look over the roster it’s clear to see that the WR corp does indeed lack potential play-makes.  With Brian Hartline still injured, the Dolphins need to look for a veteran to come in and compete, not named Legedu Naane or Chad Johnson.  But Braylon Edwards?  If Edwards signs, it’s a given that fans will start to outwardly question the decision and start asking why the team didn’t try and trade for Mike Wallace in Pittsburgh.  Maybe they have and Wallace simply isn’t up for trade.

Regardless of the reasons why, Edwards tried out for the team.  No word if the team is going to offer a contract.

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  • Fins4ever

    Nothing wrong with “kicking tires”, but I don’t like soliciting players with a poor past history. Stripes on a tiger….

  • jcartwright67

    The experts suggest that a WR needs 3 to 4 seasons to adjust to the NFL…it may take them a few more years to mature personally. The irony; these guys seem to get it when the money runs out and nobody is calling. The clock is ticking on Edwards window of opportunity in the NFL…so if he’s given a fourth chance to make a roster….he’d better do good by it. I think we kick the tires on a lot of FA’s each week according to one report so I’m not sure there is great interest in Edwards. Hartline’s lack of activity thus far is very concerning though.