A lot of you will likely see Braylon Edwards’ mug on the front page of Yahoo! Sports today, claiming that “sources” are pointing to him being traded to the New York Giants. If you dig a bit within the story, Jason Cole discusses the Giants’ desire to replace the recently-released Plaxico Burress with someone of Edwards’ skill set. Couple this with Edwards possibly not wanting to play for Eric Mangini – especially beyond next season – and we may have a story. May.
Cole then goes on to site a Plain Dealer article that was published on March 23rd, approximately one day after the story was made free over at The Orange and Brown Report. So, essentially what Yahoo! is deciding to make “news” today is actually a regurgitation of month-old rumors that have been shot down.
Is this to say that Edwards will not be traded? Not at all. If the likelihood of the wide receiver not signing an extension increases, as will the trade talks. You can bet that George Kokinis is exploring all options that are available as he looks to acquire more draft picks for this year and possibly next.