49ers Release Wideout Braylon Edwards

Edwards tweeted the news and the 49ers confirmed Edwards' release.

Posted: 12/28/2011 04:08 PM EST
Braylon Edwards is cut from 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Struggling wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been released by the San Francisco 49ers following surgery on his right knee earlier this season.

Edwards tweeted the news Tuesday, attributing the move to his injury, which "required more time to rehab and hasn't allowed me to re-sync with the offense." The 49ers confirmed Edwards' release.

Edwards had 15 catches for 181 yards and no touchdowns for the NFC West champion 49ers (12-3) after receiving a $3.5 million, one-year contract in August. That gave him a fresh start under coach and fellow Michigan man Jim Harbaugh.

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