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Report Says Edwards Closer Than Ever to Being Shipped to New York

In the leagues worst kept secret, it’s becoming more and more obvious that Browns WR Braylon Edwards will be wearing the blue of the Giants come the 2009 season. It’s been bantered about for weeks that Edwards was on his way out, and the Browns even stated they had at one point talked to New York about the former first-round pick.

Now Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports! has come out with a story stating that Edwards should be shipped to New York even before Draft day on April 25th. “The Giants are going to have to up the offer a bit, but [the Browns] are willing to move him,” said one of two sources with knowledge of the talks between the teams in Cole’s column appearing today.

The report that came out awhile ago said that the Browns were looking for a 2nd, a 5th, and wide out Steve Smith for Edwards. The Giants said “no” to that deal. The G-Men came back with offering Domenik Hixon, but then the Browns said nada to that.

Now though it looks like sides are going to make the deal happen. The Giants need a wide out, the Browns with new coach Eric Mangini want Edwards gone, and you can assume that somewhere, somehow they are going to find a way to make it happen.

“The Giants are motivated, they’re trying to win right now,” the source said in the story. “Edwards is a bigger guy that [quarterback] Eli [Manning] wants to throw to, like he had with Plaxico. The Giants know they can’t leave Eli with no great receivers. They saw what happened last year.”

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5 Responses to “Report Says Edwards Closer Than Ever to Being Shipped to New York”

  1. ButchGavlen says:

    The Browns should get either a first rounder and a later and a good reciever, or a second, a later and a better reciever; but don’t settle for less. Somebody will take him and give what he’s worth….or appears to be. Just as we did. I wish I was a fly on the wall in NY when he drops them, if he thinks the fans here were tough on him. He will redefine ‘double-talk.’

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    Well if he thinks fans were tough on him here, just wait till he gets to NY and drops a few. I bet the boo birds are already out there.
    Let’s get a first and later round plus a receiver, or a better receiver and later rounds. Only because we took him high and he fronts a lot and talks a big talk.

  3. Clayton says:

    The Giants are getting desperate because of the Plaxico situation. If we could get Smith plus two draft picks in the first 3 rounds, DO IT. If the offer is Smith and a 2nd and a 5th, then we should counter on the 5th rounder.

  4. Logan says:

    Nothing less than a 1st rounder and a #2 receiver………I thin all these trade rumors are BS personally……its that time of season and the media has to make up BS to sell a story….. Who the hell is Jason Cole anyways, he is ntohing but a glorified blogger….he says “source close to the situation” come on….give us a name and we will buy it much like the plain dealers Quinn rumors nobody can name their sources and do you really think somebody in the organization is going to risk losing their job to tell some journalist crap…….its all BS nobody knows what the hell is going on in Berea so quit cooking up crap….its the “Kremlin” in Berea

  5. ButchGavlen says:

    For the first time on another blog on the PD i read an article that makes sense to me otoher than trading BE. It mentions that this being his contract year, he will play his best for a good contract, and we should franchise him and then get compensated well for him. I hadn’t even thogout of that, but it does seem like another good idea. Is there anyone else that would better be served with that tag; what think you all?

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