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49ers waive Braylon Edwards

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Braylon Edwards #17 of the San Francisco 49ers in action during their season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Braylon Edwards revealed this morning that the San Francisco 49ers have waived him.

I was released today by the 49ers due to my injury that required more time to rehab and hasn’t allowed me to re-sync with the offense,” Edwards wrote in a statement on his web site. “I wish the 49ers organization the best of luck during the Playoffs. I will be working hard this off season to strengthen my knee and prepare for the 2012 season. Thanks for your continued support and for being such loyal fans.”

Although Edwards was viewed by some as one of the top free agents available after the lockout, it turned out that NFL teams were largely uninterested in his services. The 49ers acquired him but didn’t get much out of him: Edwards played in nine games and caught 15 passes for 181 yards, with no touchdowns.

If anyone wants Edwards for Week 17 or the playoffs, he’s now available to any team that puts in a waiver claim. His statement suggests, however, that he doesn’t plan on playing until 2012 -- when the free agent market for him will not be hot.