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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

Vikings give Robison three-year extension

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed DE Brian Robison to a three-year extension. A fourth-round pick in 2007, Robison had 15 tackles and two sacks in 2010.

Vikings place tenders on top free agents

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Four Minnesota players, including WR Sidney Rice, received contract tenders.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
This is the sixth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze Minnesota's defensive line situation.

Frazier looks to address D-line

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that defensive line would be an area the club seeks to address this offseason, but didn't specify how that change would come about.

Transitioning Vikings trying to keep team together, looking for franchise QB

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman has a clear picture of the QB he'll be targeting in this year's draft and will work hard to re-sign his many key free agents.

Vikings place franchise tag on Greenway

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Vikings have placed the franchise tag on LB Chad Greenway, who might have been eligible for unrestricted free agency under a new CBA.

Vikings likely to hang onto Griffen

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings were embarrassed by the actions of DE Everson Griffen, but they are likely to keep him for now.

Vikings face tough call on DE Edwards

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Ray Edwards has had another solid season, but the team might choose not to meet his asking price as a free agent in the offseason.

Five questions with Vikings radio announcer Pete Bercich

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly asks former Vikings LB and current radio analyst Pete Bercich five burning questions as the team gets set to finish off its regular season against the Lions in Detroit.

Defensive changes may be afoot for Vikings

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Whether or not Leslie Frazier returns as head coach, you can expect some new faces on the Vikings' defense next season.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup when the Bears head to Minnesota to face the Vikings in Week 15.

Vikings' free agents-to-be make cases

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice remain the team's top two priorities for long-term deals, but the Vikings are still considering their other key free agents.

Five questions with PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
We ask Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent five burning questions about the team this week.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of the fines handed out by the NFL on Friday for games played in Week Six.


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.