On Ray Edwards, Falcons simply decided to go with other players
The abrupt decision of the Atlanta Falcons to release defensive end Ray Edwards has sparked speculation that something happened to prompt the decision.
Per a league source, it was simply a numbers game.
Edwards no longer was a starter. The source says that the Falcons opted to go with other players -- especially since younger players are more suited to playing special teams.
The Falcons will be on the hook for Edwards’ remaining base salary of $1.23 million if no one claims his contract on waivers. Given the importance of rushing the passer, it wouldn’t be a complete shock if someone does.