The Jets have determined that wide receiver Braylon Edwards, arrested early this morning in New York City for DUI, will not start Sunday night's primetime game at Miami but that he will be available to play in the game and when he plays will be determined by head coach Rex Ryan.
After an evening meeting, general manager Mike Tannenbaum repeated his unhappiness with Edwards' actions that he first expressed in a morning statement released by the organization.
"After talking with Rex and Woody [Johnson], based on the facts we have, we'll let everything run its course," Tannenbaum told newyorkjets.com. When the case is fully adjudicated, he will be subject to disciplinary measures under the NFL's substance abuse policy."
League rules prohibit teams from disciplining players for violating the substance abuse policy.
"Braylon will not start against the Dolphins," Tannenbaum said. "When he plays will be determined by Coach Ryan."
Tannenbaum also said that he and Ryan spoke today with tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and defensive end Vernon Gholston, who were in the vehicle when it was pulled over by New York City police. The GM said that based on those conversations, neither Ferguson nor Gholston will be punished.
All three players are expected to participate Wednesday when the Jets hold their first practice of the week at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center to prepare for the undefeated Dolphins.
In the morning statement, the general manager said, "We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning. The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment."
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