Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) before the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets release Braylon Edwards, Joe McKnight

The New York Jets aren’t exactly deep at the wide receiver position so they, like many, could use some help.

They won’t be getting it from Braylon Edwards, who the team released this morning.

Edwards recently suffered a leg injury during training camp which forced him to miss this past week’s game against the New York Giants.

Either frustrated by his lack of desire to see the field or his poor effort on it, the Jets decided to cut ties.

The Jets also decided to let go of running back turned defensive back turned running back/kick returner Joe McKnight, who struggled to find the same success in the NFL that he did in the NCAA while at USC.

Per ESPN New York:

McKnight, who missed time because of a controversial head injury, was the biggest surprise among 14 players released by the Jets. Veteran guard Stephen Peterman, who practiced with the starters for most of training camp, also was released as the team pared its roster to 75.

Edwards re-signed with the Jets last month before the start of training camp. He sat out the Jets’ game against the Giants on Saturday with a leg injury. Meanwhile, newly signed receiver Mohamed Massaquoi made two nice catches in the game, while rookie free agent Ryan Spadola caught three passes for 110 yards. Edwards had five catches for 72 yards this preseason.

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