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NFL Free Agent Signings 2011: Braylon Edwards Must Find a Winning Home

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The likelihood of Braylond Edwards returning to the New York Jets is very slim. The Jets signed Santonio Holmes to a five year deal worth $50 million, with $24 million guaranteed. 

New York is barely under the salary cap, and with the money they have remaining they’re going to use it all towards bringing in Nnamdi Asomugha. 

That means Edwards needs to find a new home. The only question is where will he land? 

Edwards has to sign with a winning team, or else it’s going to be a rough year for the wide out. 

The 28-year-old is no stranger to off the field problems, and if he isn’t on a successful team who knows what will happen.

Things are good when you’re winning. Nobody wants to lose, but when you’re on a losing team it creates a negative atmosphere. That is not something Edwards needs to be around.

Edwards began his career with a losing franchise, and he had only one good year. Granted, his quarterbacks were never all that great, but for a guy who was drafted No. 3 overall it’s not very good.

The Minnesota Vikings are the leading candidates to land Edwards, and it would be a great situation for the veteran wide receiver. They weren’t able to re-sign Sidney Rice, and they need to fill that void, which Edwards can do. 

Donovan McNabb will be his quarterback this year, and Edwards will easily be his go to guy. At 6’3″, Edwards will be a great target for the veteran quarterback. Not to mention the fact that the Vikings already have several key offensive weapons, which Edwards will enjoy playing with. 

If the Vikings choose not to sign Edwards, then whatever he and his agent work out, it has to be with a winning team, or else it will be a bad year for Edwards

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