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NFL Notes: Edwards cut, Pierre-Paul off PUP
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The Eagles made a few interesting cuts this past weekend, releasing play-making but perpetually injured safety Kenny Phillips and veteran linebacker Jamar Chaney.

Around the league, another notable cut was made Monday by the Jets, at a position where the Eagles are a bit thin.

Jets: Braylon Edwards needs a job
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have released wide receiver Braylon Edwards, trimming their roster to the mandatory 75 players.

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, marking his third tenure with the Jets.

He had been given rest days throughout camp as a precaution, but the Jets appear to have moved on. The team signed Mohamed Massaquoi last week to add depth to the receiving corps.

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.

Giants: Pierre-Paul off the PUP
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants have taken defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul off the physically unable to perform list.

New York announced the move Monday.

An All Pro in 2011, Pierre-Paul had disk surgery on his back in June. It is not known if Pierre-Paul will be ready to play in the regular-season opener at Dallas on Sept. 8.

Pierre-Paul had a subpar 2012 season. After recording 16 sacks in helping the Giants win the Super Bowl in 2011, he had 10 less last year as New York posted a 9-7 record and missed the postseason.

In recent weeks, the former first-round pick said he played in pain last season.

Redskins: Cousins will be ready
ASHBURN, Va. Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says there's "no doubt at all" he'll be healthy for Week 1 of the regular season.

Cousins planned to return to practice Monday, a week after spraining his right foot in the Redskins' preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cousins' status is vital because he will be the starting quarterback if Robert Griffin III isn't cleared to play by the team doctor and coach Mike Shanahan ahead of the Sept. 9 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Asked about the possibility of playing in Thursday's preseason finale, Cousins said: "If someone could grant me a wish and tell me I wasn't going to get hurt, or I wasn't going to re-aggravate it, then I would like to get out there."