Edwards has played a limited role his first season in the Big Apple, as he has yet to exceed 30 snaps in a single contest. As a result, the 24-year-old has little to show on the stat sheet, with Sunday marking his second sack of the year. Edwards doesn't garner much fantasy attention if he remains in this rotational role.
The Raiders put Edwards on the trade block this offseason but were unable to find any takers, leaving no option but to cut ties with the 2015 second-rounder. Edwards will now get a fresh start in New York playing within an unsolidified Giants defensive line.
Edwards has missed 18 games in three seasons since Oakland made him a second-round pick in 2015. Even when healthy, the Florida State product hasn't provided the type of impact the team likely expected from him, notching just 5.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 30 games. The Raiders could save over $1.2 million in cap space by letting him go, though the team would likely need to feel very comfortable with offseason additions Frostee Rucker and Tank Carradine to do so.
Edwards won't return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to an ankle injury.
Edwards sat out Week 16 due to the ankle issue but was clear of an injury designation ahead of the regular season finale. The 23-year-old will finish the 2017 season having played five of the Raiders' final seven games with only a single tackle in that same stretch.
Edwards (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Edwards sat out Monday's loss to the Eagles but finished the week as a full practice participant to avoid the questionable tag. The 23-year-old should retain his typical starting role in the Raiders' defensive line rotation.
|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||Won 40-16|
|16||12/23/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|2018||New York Giants||12||13||12.0||1||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||New York Giants||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|