Is Braylon Edwards Plaxico’s Replacement?


Published: April 15, 2009


... talks are much further along than mere speculation at this point.

And with the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, now's the time when most deals begin to heat up.

The Giants know that they sorely missed their No. 1 offensive play maker down the stretch in 2008 and its indirect affects—defense's game planning the team differently, no go-to guy in passing situations, less running room, etc.—were a big reason for their collapse in December and early January.

And with the amount of talent assembled by GM Jerry Reese for the upcoming season, New York knows that it can ill afford to drop the ball (no pun intended, Braylon) and not fill in this missing link.

Edwards is just a year removed from an 80 catch, 16 touchdown season. He was on the cusp of announcing to the NFL that he was the next superstar receiver until 2008 happened. That's when he, like most Browns, saw his...

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