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Ray Edwards reportedly close to signing with Seattle

Ray Edwards has not played in the NFL since being released by the Falcons in November.


Former Falcons' defensive end Ray Edwards is reportedly close to signing with the Seattle Seahawks. After Atlanta released the lineman in November, Edwards got little interest from other teams. But on Monday, Edwards worked out for the Seahawks. Seattle is expected to make a decision on Wednesday about whether to sign the defensive end.

The high-priced Edwards failed to deliver big numbers during his two seasons in Atlanta. Earlier this season, he was removed from the starting lineup in favor of Kroy Biermann. Prior to joining the Falcons, Edwards played five seasons in Minnesota. His best season may have been 2009, when he managed 51 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

The Falcons could end up facing the Seahawks in the playoffs. Many analysts are speculating that Edwards would have extra motivation against his former team. Some even suspect that he could provide Seattle with "inside information" about the Atlanta offense and defense. The Seahawks defense is already extremely tough. Through 15 games, they have allowed the fewest points per game in NFL (15.5).

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