He refused to answer questions that day about the concussion or arrest, repeatedly saying, "I'm not getting into that right now."
Two weeks ago, McKnight was carted to the locker room, wearing an oxygen mask, after banging his head on the ground during a play. He had taken a knee three times on his way to the field earlier that day while dealing with a migraine headache.
Later that morning, he angrily responded on Twitter to someone he thought was a reporter who wrote that he should get released.
The final straw for the Jets might have come last week when McKnight, refusing to speak to the media, gave a reporter one of the team-issued media "bridges" cards that was given to players with suggested talking points for interviews.
"I'm over it all, but for what's going on, I know who my enemies are and who's with me," he told the AP last week. "I've just got to address those people accordingly."
Edwards was dealing with a leg injury that kept him out of the team's preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. Edwards was signed just before training camp began last month, marking his third tenure with the Jets.
He had been given rest days throughout camp as a precaution after dealing with recent knee issues, but the Jets appear to have moved on.
The team signed Mohamed Massaquoi last week to add depth to the receiving group, and had two catches for 36 yards while Edwards wasn't active.
The 30-year-old Edwards played his first four seasons in Cleveland, and was acquired by the Jets in 2009. He signed with San Francisco as a free agent in 2011, and was claimed late last season off waivers by the Jets from Seattle.
"Will we close our door on a player returning? No, I don't believe so," Ryan said. "But right now, this is what we felt was in the best interest of our football team overall."
Peterman was signed in April after spending the past seven seasons with Detroit. The improved play of Vladimir Ducasse and rookie Brian Winters at left guard made him expendable. Peterman was also working a bit at center to potentially back up Nick Mangold.
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