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Top Mike Edwards News

  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Gets three-game suspension from NFL

    The NFL announced Thursday that Edwards has been suspended three games for violating jointly developed and administered NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols.

    Edwards was suspended following a joint NFL-NFLPA review into recent allegations that he misrepresented his vaccination status. The third-year safety has already accepted the three-game ban and has waived his right to appeal, making him ineligible to play until the Buccaneers' Week 16 game against the Panthers on Dec. 26. Edwards had suited up for each of the Buccaneers' first 11 contests of the season, tallying 35 tackles, seven pass breakups, a forced fumble and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Active in Week 12 win

    Edwards recorded three solo tackles, defensed two passes and forced a fumble in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Colts on Sunday.

    Edwards turned in a fantasy-friendly effort despite the modest number of tackles, notching his second game with multiple defensed passes this season and forcing his fumble of the campaign when he stripped Zach Pascal late in the first quarter after a nine-yard catch. The third-year pro remains stuck in a rotational role behind starting free safety Jordan Whitehead but has proven adept at getting his hands on the ball (three interceptions, four additional defensed passes) and contributing some serviceable tackle numbers (35) relative to playing time in that role.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Impressive in spot start

    Edwards posted six tackles (five solo) while drawing a start at strong safety for Antoine Winfield (concussion) in the Buccaneers' 45-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

    Edwards is somewhat of a luxury for head coach Bruce Arians as a starting-caliber young player who's available to step into the lineup in a pinch, as he did Sunday. The 2019 third-round pick, who also had a pair of interceptions in Week 2, racked up a season-high number of tackles across 50 snaps. Edwards is set for a second consecutive start Thursday night against the Eagles with Winfield already ruled out for the contest.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Set to start

    Edwards is expected to start in place of Antoine Winfield (concussion) in Sunday's matchup against the Dolphins, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Winfield suffered a concussion in the team's victory over New England in Week 4, and he'll remain out against Miami. As a result, Edwards will see an increased role. Through four games, Edwards has recorded 13 tackles, two interceptions and three passes defended -- primarily as a part-time player.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Two pick-sixes

    Edwards recorded four solo tackles, three pass breakups and two pick-sixes in Sunday's 48-25 win over the Falcons.

    Edwards played just 52 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday, but he made a spectacular impact with two pick-sixes less than four minutes apart in the fourth quarter, sealing the win for the Buccaneers. We certainly can't count on Edwards to make this type of impact moving forward, as Antoine Winfield and Jordan Whitehead are still the top two safeties.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Draws Week 1 start

    Edwards will start in place of Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) during Thursday's contest against the Cowboys, Sara Walsh of NFL on Fox reports.

    Whitehead was ruled out Tuesday, which allows Edwards to draw the Week 1 start. While Edwards saw a reduced role during the regular season last year, he was still able to step into an increased role in the playoffs. The 25-year-old has appeared in 31 games during his first two NFL seasons, registering 56 tackles, two interceptions and one sack.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Solid postseason after quiet year

    Edwards, who recorded four tackles (two solo) and a defensed pass that led to an interception during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, finished the 2020 regular season with 11 tackles (six solo), two interceptions, five defensed passes overall and one fumble recovery across 16 games.

    With Antoine Winfield and Jordan Whitehead manning the two starting safety spots with success this past regular season, Edwards saw a significantly reduced defensive role. He did manage to record the first two interceptions of his two-year career and allowed just a six-yard completion on seven attempts against him primary coverage, however, and he also made good use of an increased role during the team's four-game postseason title run. Edwards recorded 12 tackles (eight solo), three defensed passes and one interception across 132 defensive snaps, capping it off with a timely deflection of a pass intended for Tyreek Hill that resulted in a Winfield interception midway through the third quarter of Super Bowl LV. Edwards' strong play over limited opportunity could put him in the conversation for a starting safety job this summer, although he'll have to beat out Whitehead during what is slated to be the fourth-year pro's contract year.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Good to go Sunday

    Edwards (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's clash against the Falcons.

    Edwards left last Saturday's game against Detroit due to the hip issue, but he followed two limited practice sessions to begin the week with a full practice Friday and will be able to take the field for the regular-season finale. His presence will be a boost to a Tampa Bay secondary that is likely to be without starter Carlton Davis (groin).

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Week 16 deemed to be over

    Edwards (hip) will not return to Saturday's game against the Lions, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Edwards was initially deemed questionable upon sustaining his injury, but he's been subsequently downgraded to out as the Buccaneers continue to carry a sizeable second-half lead. Tampa Bay's depth at safety will be depleted if Edwards' hip issue ends up costing him any additional game time. The 24-year-old's two interceptions are tied for second most on the team.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Week 16 return deemed questionable

    Edwards (hip) is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Lions.

    There's little motivation to rush the 24-year-old safety back onto the field, with Tampa Bay carrying a dominant 34-0 advantage into the halftime break. The Buccaneers' secondary has contained Detroit's passing attack to 47 yards, with Chase Daniels now having taken over at quarterback for the injured Matthew Stafford (ankle).

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Nabs first career INT

    Edwards totaled four tackles (three solo) and recorded his first career interception in the Buccaneers' 28-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

    The second-year pro saw his first action from scrimmage of the season after being limited to special teams over the first pair of contests. Edwards logged 42 snaps overall on defense and made good use of them while working as part of the safety rotation, notching his first career interception off Brett Rypien at the Bucs' one-yard line with 3:46 remaining. Given his solid performance Sunday, it's possible Edwards gets more opportunities on defense working in nickel and dime packages in coming games.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Inconsistent rookie campaign

    Edwards finished the 2019 season with 45 tackles (33 solo), one sack, six defensed passes and one fumble recovery across 15 games.

    The 2019 third-round pick was in and out of the starting lineup during the campaign, but he seemed to be gathering momentum as the season came to a close. Edwards logged four of his six pass breakups over the last six contests and notched multiple stops in six of his last seven games overall. The Kentucky product will compete to retain a starting job in 2020, although the potential return of Justin Evans (toe) after a season on injured reserve could certainly prove an obstacle.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Pounces on fumble in win

    Edwards recorded three tackles (two solo) and recovered a fumble in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.

    The rookie alertly picked up a Nyheim Hines fumble at the Buccaneers' 14-yard line forced by Devin White with 10:45 remaining in the contest, helping prevent the Colts from adding to their 35-31 lead at the time. It was the first fumble recovery of Edwards' career, and he also notched his third straight three-tackle tally. The rookie safety has multiple stops in four consecutive contests overall, but his 36 tackles for the season make him a marginal IDP prospect.

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  • Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Notches first sack

    Edwards made six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Saints.

    The rookie third-rounder logged 49 of a possible 70 defensive snaps, as he tied his season high for stops. Edwards is still the No. 3 safety behind Jordan Whitehead and Andrew Adams, but he can put himself into starter's conversation for 2020 with a solid end to the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 25
Class: Junior