EdwardsSmith said Edwards had knee surgery sometime during the lockout and isn’t quite ready to participate in a game. Smith said the procedure was minor and Edwards wasn’t around to elaborate.
Edwards was signed away from Minnesota for a five-year deal worth $27.25 million, and the Falcons view him as an explosive pass-rusher who will team with John Abraham to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Missing a preseason game or two isn’t that big a deal. The important thing here is for the Falcons to have Edwards completely healthy for when they open the regular season in Chicago.