The 49ers have parted ways with Braylon Edwards, according to the wide receiver. He has not yet been replaced on the 53-man roster.
Edwards, 28, released a statement on his website early Tuesday morning:
"I was released today by the 49ers due to my injury that required more time to rehab and hasnt allowed me to re-sync with the offense. 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."
Edwards appeared in nine games for San Francisco, making 15 catches for 181 yards, an average of 12.1 yards per catch, but no touchdowns.
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The team's receiving corps consists of Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams and Brett Swain. Ginn missed last week's game in Seattle with an ankle injury and Williams sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter against the Seahawks. Swain has seven career receptions.
Edwards was plagued by knee and shoulder injuries throughout the season, his first with the 49ers. He hurt the meniscus in his right knee the second week of the season, an injury that required surgery and sidelined him for four games. He hurt his shoulder in Week 9.
A former No. 3 overall pick, Edwards had been supplanted in the offense by Williams.
His contract with the 49ers was worth 1 million in base salary.
The 49ers conclude the regular season Sunday at St. Louis. They have clinched the NFC West and will be making their first playoff appearance since the 2002 season.
In 28 games with the Jets, Edwards caught 88 passes for 1,414 yards. He was released by New York and signed in San Francisco as a free agent.