How does a team like the Falcons – who stole a game due to a bad call against the Packers early but looked completely weaker than them in the playoffs – bridge the gap between themselves and the NFC Champions above them? By signing the top free agent defensive end, who’s 26 and coming off the best season of his career. Jay Glazer of NFL Network reports that the Falcons have signed him to a 5-year deal.
Edwards’ 8 sacks in 14 games last season don’t tell the entire story. He has a high motor, he demolishes tackles, and shall make Jonathan Babineaux, Kroy Biermann, Peria Jerry, and John Abraham (11.5 sacks last season) better.
Update: The agreement is worth $30 million over the five years, including $11 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.