Originally written August 31, 2012 on Queen City Sports:
Photo Courtesy of BleacherReport Dwan Edwards, a former second round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2004 was released today by the Buffalo Bills. This move was somewhat expected considering the depth on the defensive line, and the 31-year old simply couldn’t make the cut. The Bills brought in Edwards in 2010 in their transition to the 3-4 defense, plugging him in at the defensive end role. The eight year vet recorded 109 tackles, 3.5 sacks, forced a fumble, and picked off a pass in his two seasons with the Bills. Coach Chan Gailey, who always speaks highly of his players had this to say about Edwards recently:
“He has played really well for us in years past,” coach Chan Gailey said. “And I do not see any reason that he will not be right in the mix this year.”
Due $4.175 million this season, the release of Edwards frees up cap room to re-sign key upcoming free agents such as left guard Andy Levitre and free safety Jairus Byrd. With Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus ahead of Edwards on the depth chart, there really wasn’t a need to keep Edwards, who plays at his best in the 3-4 scheme, and with defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt’s transition to the 4-3, Dwan simply isn’t needed, especially at his monetary value. While Edwards has been a productive player for the Bills in recent seasons, there simply isn’t a need for him on the 53 man roster at this point. The post Buffalo Bills Roster Cuts: Why Dwan Edwards Was Released appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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