NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The news is just flowing out of “Jets West” camp.
First it was LaDainian Tomlinson saying he’s ready to settle into a third-down back role. Now it’s Braylon Edwards, admitting on Wednesday that he’d consider a pay cut to stay with Rex Ryan’s club.
“It depends on what the discount is,” Edwards, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the lockout is resolved, said. “I’m not aiming for the moon. I’m in a certain ballpark. If it’s close, then let’s do it.”
Edwards told WXYT radio’s Mike Stone last month that he “wouldn’t mind ending up back with the Jets.” He reiterated the sentiment on Wednesday and then took it to the next level.
“This is where I want to be,” he said. “I don’t want to go anywhere else to start over. I like the organization, I like the players and I love my quarterback.”
The wide receiver is attending Mark Sanchez’s camp at Mission Viejo High School in Southern California. The camp gives Sanchez and offensive skill players such as Edwards and Tomlinson an opportunity to practice together during the lockout.
“I’m technically not a Jet right now,” said Edwards. “At same time this is all voluntary, so if I get hurt I’m on my own.”
Sanchez also ran the week-long camp last July, complete with custom T-shirts, at his former high school. Many players credited it for improving their on-field rapport.
“It is a little weird being out here practicing, playing and watching film, going over plays,” Edwards said. “But this may not be my team. … I may not be with this quarterback. It’s a little uneasy, but I’m dealing with it.”
So will Mike Tannenbaum go deep for Braylon? The receiver sure hopes so.
“Now it becomes a matter of how much do you want me back? This is where I want to be. I can’t say that enough.”
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