49ers Ink Braylon Edwards

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Aug 4, 2011  |  Updated 4:27 PM PDT
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Braylon Edwards agreed to a one-year deal with San Francisco. 49ers fans will be hopping Edwards gives them plenty of reasons to flip during the season.

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The San Francisco 49ers have landed a potential No. 1 receiver in free agency.

Troubled wide receiver Braylon Edwards has signed a one-year $3.5 million deal to play in San Francisco, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The receiver confirmed the move on his Twitter account Thursday.

Edwards played for the New York Jets last season and caught 53 passes for 904 yards and seven touchdowns.

He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2005, the year the 49ers drafted quarterback Alex Smith No. 1 overall.

Edwards visited the team that year and was considered a potential choice of the 49ers if they decided not to draft Smith or Aaron Rodgers.

The former Michigan star is a talented wide out by he has developed a reputation on the field of dropping passes and off the field he has managed to get into trouble.

He was arrested on suspicion of DWI last year in Manhattan and just this week Edwards was implicated in a bar fight where two men were stabbed.

The 49ers need for a wide out grew after former No. 1 pick Michael Crabtree's surgically repaired foot was placed in a boot when the NFL lockout ended. He underwent surgery before the 2009 draft.

He is currently on the PUP list. If he remains on the list when the season starts, he will be forced to sit out six weeks.

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