Falcons new defensive end Ray Edwards is set to play against the Steelers. Curtis Compton email@example.com
FLOWERY BRANCH — Defensive end Ray Edwards, barring any last minute change, will make his debut with the Falcons against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
“Right now, we are anticipating that Ray will be going this week,” said Falcons coach Mike Smith after practice on Wednesday. “We’re going to get our first snaps with him. In terms of the number of snaps, we’ll wait and see if there are any set backs from today’s practice, but I doubt that. We look forward to seeing him out on the field.”
Edwards, the team’s prized free agent signee, has recovered from knee surgery.
Edwards, a former Minnesota Viking, signed a five-year contract, worth $30 million, with $11 million guaranteed on July 29.
The Falcons hope that Edwards will balance the field and provide a pass rush opposite Pro Bowler John Abraham.
Abraham led the Falcons with 13 sacks and 17
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