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Another knee surgery for Ray Edwards

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When the free-agency market finally opened last year, former Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards drew a surprisingly low amount of interest.  After he signed with the Falcons, coach Mike Smith disclosed that Edwards had “minor” knee surgery, which kept him out of the team’s preseason opener.

After a lackluster initial season in Atlanta, which included 3.5 sacks in 16 starts, Edwards has had another knee surgery.  Smith made the disclosure at the Scouting Combine.

“There was a stretch in the season that he had a issue with his knee,” Smith said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “He had a procedure done with his knee.  We’re expecting him to be back at full health.”

The Falcons officially listed Edwards as probable with a knee injury in Weeks 10 and 11, questionable in Week 17.

The six-year veteran signed a five-year, $30 million contract last year.  Edwards will become the top defensive end on the roster if/when John Abraham leaves via free agency.  Abraham wants more than $12 million per year.

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25 Responses to “Another knee surgery for Ray Edwards”
  1. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 26, 2012 8:28 PM

    Robison: 8 sacks in 2011

    Edwards is a BUM.

  2. readysethike says: Feb 26, 2012 8:29 PM

    Did he hurt his knee during a photo shoot?

  3. fijabbersman345 says: Feb 26, 2012 8:31 PM

    Vikings were smart not to pay him what he wanted. His production was a direct result of having 4+ blockers allocated to Jared, Kevin Williams and Pat Williams. Shouldn’t have been paid the amount he got.

  4. dogluverssuck says: Feb 26, 2012 8:35 PM

    Still no playoff wins since Vick………..

    I thought it would be so easy…………

    HA HA HA :)

  5. blacknole08 says: Feb 26, 2012 8:44 PM

    Ray Edwards is a bit overrated if you really think about it. He got all those sacks in MIN because of Jared Allen and the Williams brothers putting in all the work. Falcons should draft a DE and play the younger guys on their roster and cut Edwards.

  6. duanethomas says: Feb 26, 2012 8:47 PM

    Even when 100% healthy the guy on his best day is average. If Abraham leaves they better draft one or two DE’s because this guy ain’t the one.

  7. eddiemeredith says: Feb 26, 2012 8:49 PM

    Great work on his part to get a 30 million bucks in before people realized he was mediocre and injury prone

  8. dbellina says: Feb 26, 2012 8:49 PM

    Looks like the Vikings were smart to not try and keep Edwards and Sidney Rice.

  9. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 26, 2012 8:52 PM

    I honestly don’t know how any team could have watched tape on him from his time in Minnesota and come to the conclusion that he was worth that kind of contract.

  10. straightcash844 says: Feb 26, 2012 8:55 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan and obviously the last couple of years have been tough but this happens in the NFL, you go through rebuilding phases which suck but are necessary. Letting Edwards and Rice walk makes the front office look pretty damn good. Robison models his game after Jared Allen and is perfectly fine being a complement to him, Edwards truly thought he was better than Jared

  11. nardointhenati says: Feb 26, 2012 9:17 PM

    He might be tops on the depth chart if/when Abraham leaves but Lawrence Sidbury Jr. is the guy Im watching.

  12. eaglez10 says: Feb 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    Man I was really disappointed when eagles didn’t get him instead we got Jason babin (18 sacks cough cough) but I have gotten over it

  13. bear0402 says: Feb 26, 2012 9:28 PM

    Exactly why Minnesota let him go. Lackluster performance that wasn’t worth his contract.

  14. draftdoctor says: Feb 26, 2012 9:33 PM

    Edwards was a pain in the ass at Purdue where he was benched for a bad attitude. It also explains why he was not picked until the 4th round by the Vikings. The Viking front office made the right choice in not signing him and will probably get a 4th round compensatory pick for Ray. Suppose the Falcons could get a 4th for him?

  15. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 26, 2012 9:41 PM

    Ray had a “procedure” done on his knee. Known as full replacement.

  16. genno334 says: Feb 26, 2012 9:43 PM

    Vikings are always hated on for all of their bad player choices. Looks like they avoided two bigs one in Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice.

    SKOL!

  17. hutch119 says: Feb 26, 2012 10:31 PM

    He is an average DE and the Falcons paid him like one, Robison got like 1 million a season less. If he comes back healthy next year and gets like 6-8 sacks it will be worth it. Really to early to tell if it was a bad contract or not.

  18. gb4mn0 says: Feb 26, 2012 10:43 PM

    genno334 says:
    Feb 26, 2012 9:43 PM
    Vikings are always hated on for all of their bad player choices. Looks like they avoided two bigs one in Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice.

    SKOL!

    —————————————–

    I guess you know for certain that your team sucks when all you have to celebrate is that they got lucky on a couple of personnel decisions.

    Skoal irrelevancy!

  19. genno334 says: Feb 26, 2012 11:04 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Feb 26, 2012 10:43 PM
    genno334 says:
    Feb 26, 2012 9:43 PM
    Vikings are always hated on for all of their bad player choices. Looks like they avoided two bigs one in Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice.

    SKOL!

    —————————————–

    I guess you know for certain that your team sucks when all you have to celebrate is that they got lucky on a couple of personnel decisions.

    Skoal irrelevancy!

    —————————-

    Don’t you have a buffet to go eat at? I’m sure the Brett Favre steak house always accepts Green Bay cheerleaders that weigh 280.

  20. turk2875 says: Feb 26, 2012 11:05 PM

    I’m glad the Eagles went after Jason Babin and not this guy. You can see this coming from a mile away, and the Play-off game against the Cowboys made him a lot of money because he really looked good but really only cause the Cowboys O-Line had their hands full with the Williams Bros and Allen.

  21. jessethegreat says: Feb 27, 2012 12:00 AM

    This is one Packers Die Hard that will give the Vikings their credit for not bringing him back.

    I just wonder how good Jared Allen could be if he had another stud opposite his end spot on the line. That dude’s production didn’t drop a bit without Fat Williams and Edwards on his line.

  22. phillychzstk2012 says: Feb 27, 2012 12:37 AM

    i’ll take Jason Babin and the 18.0 sacks thank you very much

  23. purpleguy says: Feb 27, 2012 11:05 AM

    He was always one wierd somewhat overrated dude in MN — I wonder if Ray has been flapping his gums as much in Atlanta as he did in Minnesota?

  24. coleman121280 says: Feb 27, 2012 1:45 PM

    Ray Edwards was a joke and proved it when he was arguing with Chris Cook on the sidelines his rookie season. The dude is suppose to be veteran (WE SUPPOSE TO BE BROTHAS’) and he show’s that classless act.

    It is now obvious that Sidney Rice knew his injuries would manifest into career threateners and that is why he held out the 2010 season. We were on the cusp and he saw garbage like Bernard Berrian getting paid for not even trying so he decided to shot our season down. I hope he knows he let 53 team mates down and a whole state for his selfish reason.

    SKOL

  25. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 27, 2012 2:38 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Feb 26, 2012 10:43 PM
    genno334 says:
    Feb 26, 2012 9:43 PM
    Vikings are always hated on for all of their bad player choices. Looks like they avoided two bigs one in Ray Edwards and Sidney Rice.

    SKOL!

    —————————————–

    I guess you know for certain that your team sucks when all you have to celebrate is that they got lucky on a couple of personnel decisions.

    Skoal irrelevancy!
    ____________

    Aren’t you the guy who said they should have resigned Edwards and they were overpaying Robison? Oh, if only the Packers had a DE like Robison.

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