Jets place tenders on eight players

Updated: March 4, 2010, 9:00 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- The New York Jets placed a first- and third-round tender on wide receiver Braylon Edwards, and tendered seven other restricted free agents Thursday.

In addition, the Jets released cornerback Lito Sheppard, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The move was expected, what with Sheppard's disappointing season after being acquired from Philadelphia last offseason; he also was due a $10 million roster bonus.

Edwards, acquired from Cleveland in a trade last ...

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