Found November 13, 2012 on NESN.com:
Sometimes, despite all the talent and previous production in the world, a change of scenery can be the worst thing for a veteran NFL player. Just because a player appeared to be a future star with one team — and in one system — doesn’t mean he’ll be worth the enormous cost required to acquire him either through trade or free agency. On Monday, we saw the Atlanta Falcons — amid an 8-1 record, and their best start in franchise history — release defensive end Ray Edwards. The sudden cut may not have come as much of a surprise if you looked at his recent playing time, but given his monster five-year, $27.5 million contract, the transaction turned some heads. Edwards was a star in the making with the Minnesota Vikings, playing with a very talented defensive line,  across from Jared Allen and next to Pat Williams and Kevin Williams. It’s no wonder that Edwards, the youngest of the four starters, went largely ignored by opposing blockers on his way to eight sacks in 2010 and 8 1/2 in 2009....
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