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32 Mike Edwards SAF

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February 11, 2021 06:40 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Solid postseason after quiet year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards, who recorded four tackles (two solo) and a defensed pass that led to an interception during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, finished the 2020 regular season with 11 tackles (six solo), two interceptions, five defensed passes overall and one fumble recovery across 16 games.

With Antoine Winfield and Jordan Whitehead manning the two starting safety spots with success this past regular season, Edwards saw a significantly reduced defensive role. He did manage to record the first two interceptions of his two-year career and allowed just a six-yard completion on seven attempts against him primary coverage, however, and he also made good use of an increased role during the team's four-game postseason title run. Edwards recorded 12 tackles (eight solo), three defensed passes and one interception across 132 defensive snaps, capping it off with a timely deflection of a pass intended for Tyreek Hill that resulted in a Winfield interception midway through the third quarter of Super Bowl LV. Edwards' strong play over limited opportunity could put him in the conversation for a starting safety job this summer, although he'll have to beat out Whitehead during what is slated to be the fourth-year pro's contract year.

January 1, 2021 05:40 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards (hip) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's clash against the Falcons.

Edwards left last Saturday's game against Detroit due to the hip issue, but he followed two limited practice sessions to begin the week with a full practice Friday and will be able to take the field for the regular-season finale. His presence will be a boost to a Tampa Bay secondary that is likely to be without starter Carlton Davis (groin).

December 26, 2020 10:24 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Week 16 deemed to be over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards (hip) will not return to Saturday's game against the Lions, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Edwards was initially deemed questionable upon sustaining his injury, but he's been subsequently downgraded to out as the Buccaneers continue to carry a sizeable second-half lead. Tampa Bay's depth at safety will be depleted if Edwards' hip issue ends up costing him any additional game time. The 24-year-old's two interceptions are tied for second most on the team.

December 26, 2020 02:40 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Week 16 return deemed questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards (hip) is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Lions.

There's little motivation to rush the 24-year-old safety back onto the field, with Tampa Bay carrying a dominant 34-0 advantage into the halftime break. The Buccaneers' secondary has contained Detroit's passing attack to 47 yards, with Chase Daniels now having taken over at quarterback for the injured Matthew Stafford (ankle).

September 29, 2020 12:16 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Nabs first career INT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards totaled four tackles (three solo) and recorded his first career interception in the Buccaneers' 28-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

The second-year pro saw his first action from scrimmage of the season after being limited to special teams over the first pair of contests. Edwards logged 42 snaps overall on defense and made good use of them while working as part of the safety rotation, notching his first career interception off Brett Rypien at the Bucs' one-yard line with 3:46 remaining. Given his solid performance Sunday, it's possible Edwards gets more opportunities on defense working in nickel and dime packages in coming games.

January 8, 2020 12:52 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Inconsistent rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards finished the 2019 season with 45 tackles (33 solo), one sack, six defensed passes and one fumble recovery across 15 games.

The 2019 third-round pick was in and out of the starting lineup during the campaign, but he seemed to be gathering momentum as the season came to a close. Edwards logged four of his six pass breakups over the last six contests and notched multiple stops in six of his last seven games overall. The Kentucky product will compete to retain a starting job in 2020, although the potential return of Justin Evans (toe) after a season on injured reserve could certainly prove an obstacle.

December 10, 2019 08:04 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Pounces on fumble in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2019 12:08 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Notches first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 13, 2019 09:12 AM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Cleared to play Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2019 03:00 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Late addition to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers in London with a hamstring injury, Jenna Laine of 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.

September 24, 2019 07:00 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Active effort versus Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards logged six tackles (four solo), including one for loss, and also defensed a pass in the Buccaneers' 32-31 loss to the Giants on Sunday.

The rookie drew the start at strong safety and turned in a solid all-around performance. Edwards should continue to be relied on heavily while Justin Evans (Achilles) remains on injured reserve, even with veteran Darian Stewart also available. The talented Edwards could become an IDP asset in time with enough opportunity and will look to build on Sunday's performance versus the Rams' high-powered offense in Week 4.

September 5, 2019 09:44 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards (hamstring) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Edwards was able to practice in full after being limited on Wednesday with hamstring injury suffered in mid-August. The rookie third-round pick is slated in as one of Tampa Bay's starting safeties and has showed promise throughout training camp. If Edwards were to have any setbacks, Darian Stewart would be in line to fill in.

September 4, 2019 07:20 PM
Buccaneers' Mike Edwards: Fails to log full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edwards (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice.

Edwards suffered a pulled hamstring Aug. 11, and was only expected to miss about a week. Even though he was able to practice in some fashion, his status for Week 1 against San Francisco is firmly unclear. If he can't go, Darian Stewart stands to draw the start at the strong safety position.

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