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Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards - #93 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 268 lbs.
Birthday 01/01/1985
Birthplace Cincinnati, OH
College Purdue
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 30th pick by Vikings

Release of Edwards not disruptive to Falcons' harmony

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Ray Edwards did not fit well with the Falcons and some within the organization likely felt that way long before he was released.

Falcons release DE Edwards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons have released disappointing DE Ray Edwards, the team confirmed Monday evening.

Falcons looking for pass-rush specialist to emerge

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons' search for a pass-rush specialist to work into the DE rotation has been going on for years.

Falcons see opportunities for competition on D-line

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, time is running out for Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury to show significant improvement.

Falcons' plan hinges on improvement from within

Posted March 24, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Although they haven’t added many new players, the Falcons have not been sitting on their hands this offseason.

Healthy again, Falcons' Abraham looks to finish strong

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
At the age of 33, and in his contract year, John Abraham could make a huge difference for the Falcons' defense down the stretch.

Kolb, Haynesworth most disappointing vet additions

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb heads up PFW's list of the players who changed teams this past offseason who have been the biggest disappointments.

Falcons' chance to measure progress

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Nine months after being embarrassed by Green Bay in the playoffs, the Falcons have a chance Sunday to see if GM Thomas Dimitroff's offseason moves have made them elite.

Falcons DE Edwards' production lacking

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
The Falcons made DE Ray Edwards their signature free-agent addition this offseason with the expectation that he would boost the pass rush playing opposite John Abraham.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.

Edwards' signing wise for Falcons, who face more O-line calls

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
With the Falcons adding DE Ray Edwards, the focus turns to the O-line, with OG Justin Blalock unsigned and Harvey Dahl moving on.

Falcons improve 'D' with addition of Edwards

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Falcons just added another piece to help them achieve their goal, stated way back in February, of being a more explosive team in 2011.

UFA defenders poised to cash in

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
As free agency approaches, Mike Wilkening offers four topics to consider, including his reservations about DEs Ray Edwards and Cullen Jenkins.

Edwards wins boxing debut

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Ray Edwards made his heavyweight boxing debut on Friday night in Hinckley, Minn. a successful one with a four-round unanimous decision over T.J. Gibson.

Edwards joins group of lockout boxers

Posted April 13, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Ravens S Tom Zbikowski was the first NFL player to take up boxing during the league's labor dispute. Next came the news that Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is training in the sweet science. Now free-agent DE Ray Edwards is ...


Posted Nov. 13, 2012
The Falcons released Edwards on Monday.||||||| Edwards has been a major disappointment since signing with the NFC South-leading Falcons (8-1) before last season. Still, it was a bold move for a team off to the best start in franchise history. Edwards had started four of nine games for the Falcons this season. He had just nine tackles and no sacks.
Posted July 29, 2011
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Ray Edwards. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Edwards would sign a five-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can't officially sign free agents until 6 p.m. Friday.||||||| Edwards, who spent the last five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, fills a major void on the Falcons defensive line. He had 16.5 sacks the past two years and gives Atlanta another pass-rushing threat along with John Abraham.
Posted Dec. 05, 2010
Edwards was out Monday against the Giants again with a high ankle sprain.||||||| Brian Robison started at defensive end.
Posted Oct. 22, 2010
Edwards was fined the most, $20,000, for spearing Dallas running back Marion Barber on Sunday.||||||| Edwards was cited as a repeat offender - he was previously fined Aug. 28 for roughing the passer and Sept. 26 for unnecessary roughness.
Posted June 14, 2010
Edwards has signed his contract tender.||||||| Edwards was given a first-round-level tender worth $2.5 million for one year, but he waited three months to sign it. Edwards has expressed frustration about losing unrestricted status in free agency, when the final year of the collective bargaining agreement began without a new deal in place.