Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jets' Ryan confident that Braylon will play Monday night

Receiver Braylon Edwards is listed as questionable for his first game back with the New York Jets — while he deals with a hamstring injury that limited his practice all week — but Rex Ryan is confident that his new acquisition will be on the field Monday night against the Tennessee Titans.

"How much he'll play we'll see," the head coach said."  But I remain optimistic for Monday night."

The Jets will need all the help they can get for quarterback Mark Sanchez as the team clings to its slim chances for a playoff spot.  TE Dustin Keller  and WR Stephen Hill are listed as doubtful and did not practice Friday — making them almost a sure bet not to suit up.  Ryan's offense is starved for a passing game.

The Seattle Seahawks waived Edwards, who last played for the Jets in 2010, last week because of what they thought was a more serious hamstring injury.  The Seahawks believed Edwards would miss at least three weeks but the Jets took a chance on the talented wideout — even after he called Jets decision-makers "idiots" — and it looks like the old sticks and stones refrain just might be true.

Ryan later updated his receiver's status.

"I believe he will play," said Ryan.

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