FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Ray Edwards.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Edwards would sign a five-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can’t officially sign free agents until 6 p.m. Friday.

Edwards, who spent the last five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, fills a major void on the Falcons defensive line. He had 16.5 sacks the past two years and gives Atlanta another pass-rushing threat along with John Abraham.

Earlier Friday, the Falcons cleared $7.8 million in cap room by cutting defensive end Jamal Anderson and receiver Michael Jenkins.

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Comments (7)
  1. littletingod says:

    Certainly looks like the Vikings are going into a total rebuild. Got yet another old fart for QB and let SR and RE go. Looks like the Williams will be on suspension so I guess we’ll have another year like last year. If not worse.

    1. TwinsRAwesome says:

      The Vikings are now 7 years younger at QB that the past two seasons. Though “SR” and “RE” may be considered losses, the Williams Wall may be more so, however, you wanna dance, you gotta pay the band!

  2. Real Talk says:

    Ray Edwards = O-V-E-R R-A-T-E-D

    If players got paid based on ALMOST getting to the quarterback…Ol Ray would be a billion aire.

    So long Ray…dont let the door hit you on your way out, scrub!!

  3. TwinsRAwesome says:

    Really, why is this a headline story. Our teams are who we are, we are not who they are not.

    1. just me says:

      I dare you to say that 3 more times and faster…….lol

      1. TwinsRAwesome says:

        I tried…didn’t make it! lol

  4. Yuuuuuuuuuuup says:

    Maybe Warren Sapp will come out of retirement. I wouldnt want to be a running back that day.

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