Edwards played a reserve role with the Giants last season, appearing in 15 games while posting 14 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive lineman will provide the Saints with interior depth while Sheldon Rankins recovers from a torn Achilles.
Edwards (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Edwards suffered the calf injury last week against the Colts and was unable to practice this week. Kerry Wynn (thumb) returned to practice as a full participant and should serve as the primary rotational defensive end for the Giants in the season finale.
Edwards has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game versus the Colts due to a calf injury, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Edwards is the Giants' third defensive end and was kept under 15 defensive snaps in four straight weeks before this game. The 24-year-old has 14 tackles and two sacks this year, and he'll look to get healthy for the season finale against the Cowboys.
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.
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