Citing “sources inside the Jets training facility,” Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post reports that the “highly image-conscious” Jets may play without Braylon Edwards this Sunday after the receiver’s arrest for driving while intoxicated early this morning. They want to work quickly to discipline Edwards, he says, and have two options: suspend him without pay or deactivate him. The former would result in resistance from the NFL Players Association, while the latter would leave it “no grounds for appeal” because it is the Jets’ independent decision.
This Sunday’s contest is no ordinary one, either; it’s a divisional game against the rival Miami Dolphins. Some of Edwards’ teammates, who asked to remain anonymous, told Cannizzaro they are unhappy with probably losing Edwards for “such a crucial game.”