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.
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.
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.
Edwards (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers in London, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Edwards only managed one limited practice during the week, but that was apparently enough to convince the Tampa Bay staff that he would be ready to play overseas. The rookie safety has collected 20 tackles and two pass breakups through the Buccaneers' first five contests.
Edwards is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers in London with a hamstring injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The rookie third-round pick was added to the injury report as a limited participant Friday and his status for Week 6 is now up in the air. Darian Stewart is next up on the depth chart should Edwards be unable to play Sunday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||17|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||26|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||27|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||17|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||31|