DE Ray Edwards going to Atlanta Falcons
Free agent DE Ray Edwards has found his next home in Atlanta. According to Jay Glazer, the Falcons have agreed to terms with Edwards, who left the Minnesota Vikings for free agency. Glazer reports it’s a five-year deal and we don’t know the terms yet.
Edwards can’t officially sign the deal until Friday night at 6:00 p.m. (ET) and, according to the new labor deal, can’t practice until Aug. 4.
This is a move a lot of people have been expecting. Ray Edwards has been very public throughout the offseason about not wanting to come back to the Vikings. Here’s a quote Ray Edwards made addressing the situation earlier in the year:
“I’ve openly said I won’t play for the Vikings, because of the simple fact of my backup is getting paid 70 percent than I am – there’s no way I can do that to myself.”