Published: April 25th, 2010 | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Braylon Edwards, Denver Broncos, Jared Gaither, Jericho Cotchery, Julius Jones, Justin Forsett, LenDale White, New York Jets, Pete Carroll, San Diego Chargers, Santonio Holmes, Seattle Seahawks, Shawne Merriman, Tim Tebow, Tom Brandstater
The post-draft days of the NFL often give you the same feeling of eating too much at Thanksgiving dinner. But even though you are full, there is still some room for pie, right? So here are some of the top stories P.D. (that’s post draft).
Jets WR Braylon Edwards said that he is delighted to have Santonio Holmes join the team. Edwards told the New York Post that it will be nice to have a receiver who can actually catch the ball. Just kidding (post-draft hitter). Edwards did tell the Post that there is a lot of diversity now to the Jets receiving corps that should cause problems for opposing teams.
“I like having him on the team because I think now we have a better wide receiving corps and I think we have one of the best in the league,” Edwards said. “I think it helps us because it forces matchup problems now.
“Now you’ve got a big wideout [Edwards], now you have a speedy wideout [Holmes]. Now you have Jerricho [Cotchery], who runs perfect precision routes. So now it forces people to be in a bind.”
Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum told the New Jersey Star-Ledger that he made the tough call to trade RB Leon Washington to the Seahawks. Tannebaum said that he would never doubt Washington’s work ethic, but the team just was not confident that the speedy back would be able to regain his pre-injury form. The Jets instead will turn to USC RB Joe McKnight. Listen, if you are looking for a good fantasy sleeper, watch McKnight. He could replace LaDainian Tomlinson as the No. 2 back to Shonn Greene.
- And for those who believe that Washington’s presence in Seattle will spell doom for Julius Jones, well, you do not know coach Pete Carroll too well. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Jones will compete with Washington, LenDale White and Justin Forsett for playing time next year.
- The Baltimore Sun reports that no teams made a play for Ravens left tackle Jared Gaither during the draft. There was speculation that Gaither was being shopped around. But apparently there were no takers.
- The Denver Post is reporting that Tim Tebow would be No. 4 on the Broncos depth chart if the season started today. But the team is likely not going to go with four quarterbacks, which is bad news for Tom Brandstater. Although the former Fresno State quarterback would seem to be popular for some quarterback-hungry team if he was released.
- The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers were willing to deal Shawn Merriman, but the necessity of having to extend the linebacker’s contract ruined any potential deal.