Edmunds had four tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland.
The rookie now has 20 tackles on the season, to go with an interception. He also has one fumble recovery, which accounted for Pittsburgh's only turnover against Baltimore, who they face in Week 9, earlier this season.
Edmunds totaled seven tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Ravens.
The seven tackles exceeded his total through the first three games of the season (five) and the rookie now has a takeaway in two consecutive games. The defense will face a difficult challenge in Week 5 against an Atlanta offense that averages 29 points per game this season.
Edmunds was on the field for all 73 of the Steelers' defensive snaps as well as 16 of their 32 special teams plays. The Virginia Tech product didn't have quite the same tackling performance Sunday as he did in Week 2 (four tackles), but he made up for it by snagging an interception from Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Edmunds is expected to start at strong safety for Sunday's season opener against the Browns, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Edmunds was the Steelers' first-round pick in this year's draft and ended up making quite the impression during the preseason. With Edmunds now the expected starter, veteran defensive back Morgan Burnett will likely serve as his backup at strong safety.
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