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Top Mario Edwards News

  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Out Week 12 with rib injury

    Edwards is inactive for Thursday's game against the Lions due to a rib injury.

    Listed as questionable heading into the day, Edwards was listed as a full participant on the Bears' first two practice reports of the week before downgrading to limited activity Wednesday. The step back in terms of on-field reps looks like it was enough to keep Edwards sidelined for the first time since Week 2. When healthy, Edwards has filled a minor rotational role along the defensive line, as he's played no more than 40 percent of the defensive snaps in any of his eight appearances.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Notches sack in debut

    Edwards posted two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Browns.

    It was a long afternoon for the Bears, but Edwards managed to notch a sack in his season debut. However, Edwards played just 26 percent of the snaps, so we can't count on him for IDP purposes.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Suspension uplifted

    Edwards officially had his suspension uplifted by the league Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

    Edwards was handed a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances following the 2020 season. He has now completed that ban and will be available for the Bears going forward. The 27-year-old recorded a career-high four sacks in 2020.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Inks three-year extension

    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.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Handed two-game ban

    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.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Posts career high in sacks

    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.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Pair of sacks

    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.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Ready for Week 4

    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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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Injury pops up

    Edwards (foot) has been designated as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Edwards was absent from the injury report all week, but now his status is uncertain for Week 4. The 26-year-old defensive end has played just 22 snaps over the past two weeks, so his possible absence would only affect the team's depth at defensive end behind Akiem Hicks and Roy Robertson-Harris.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Ready to rock

    Edwards (leg) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Edwards came into the contest questionable with a leg issue, however, he appears healthy to give it a go after testing it in pregame warmups. Edwards only saw eight defensive snaps in Week 2, so he'll likely be in line for a similar workload this week.

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  • Bears' Mario Edwards: Finds new home

    Edwards inked a contract with the Bears on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    The 2015 second-round pick was released by the Saints on Saturday despite appearing in 14 games with the squad during the 2019 campaign. Edwards will likely get a chance to see the field right away for Week 1, especially considering Eddie Goldman has opted out for the season and Akiem Hicks (quadriceps) is dealing with injury. Last season, Edwards logged just eight tackles (two solo), three sacks and a forced fumble.

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  • Mario Edwards: Released by Saints

    Edwards was released by the Saints on Saturday, Amie Just of Nola.com reports.

    After playing for the Raiders and Giants, Edwards spent 2019 with the Saints, where he appeared in 14 games. The team released him in favor of David Onyemata, Malcom Brown, Sheldon Rankins, Shy Tuttle and Malcolm Roach.

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  • Saints' Mario Edwards Jr.: Solid in limited action

    Edwards recorded eight tackles (six solo), 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble during the 2019 NFL season.

    He appeared in 14 games without a start in his first season with New Orleans, taking the field for 299 defensive snaps. He's not a guy who will take the field with regularity, though he's proved to be solid with limited opportunities. Edwards is under contract through 2021 and should be back with the team in 2020.

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  • Saints' Mario Edwards Jr.: Records sack in dominant win

    Edwards recorded three tackles (two solo), one tackle for a loss and a sack in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

    Edwards recorded his first sack in three weeks, finishing 2019 on a high note. In 14 games on the year, he managed eight tackles (six solo), three sacks and a forced fumble.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 280 lbs
Birthplace: Gautier, MS
Age: 27
School: Florida State
Experience: 7