The Bears signed Edwards (suspension) to a three-year, $11.55 million contract Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Edwards managed a career-high four sacks during his inaugural season with the Bears last year, in addition to 17 tackles (11 solo) and one pass breakup. The 27-year-old's success as a rotational player in Chicago's scheme should allow him to continue making the most of his opportunities, but as long as he lacks a full-time role he'll be off the radar in most IDP formats. Edwards still is facing a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substance.
Edwards received a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Edwards posted a career-high four sacks to complement 17 tackles and a pass breakup in 2020. The sixth-year defensive end played in a reserve role, averaging just 17 defensive snaps per game. Edwards will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Edwards tallied one tackle in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Edwards served as a rotational player, as he's been in each of the last three seasons while playing for three different teams, and he ended the campaign with 16 tackles to go along with a career-high four sacks. After the Bears conclude their playoff run, he'll become an unrestricted free agent and likely remain as a rotational player going forward, regardless of where he lands.
Edwards recorded two sacks and two tackles in the Bears' 36-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday. Edwards has posted exactly two tackles in four of his last five games, and he now has four sacks on the season, but he remains a sack-dependent IDP option.
Edwards (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts. Edwards was a late addition to the injury report Saturday and was listed as questionable, but he'll be available for Sunday's contest. The 26-year-old has played only 22 defensive snaps in the past two games and is unlikely to play a major role versus Indianapolis.
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