May 13, 2022 - 1pm PST
The Las Vegas Raiders have traded second year WR Bryan Edwards to the Atlanta Falcons Friday morning. The Raiders will receive a 2023 Fifth round Pick in exchange for Edwards and a 2023 Seventh round selection. This trade marks the end of a fan favorite Bryan Edwards time in Las Vegas. It was uncertain that Edwards would see his role expanded on as the Raiders added all pro wide receiver Davante Adams a few weeks back and recently signed veteran WR Keelan Cole to the roster.
Edwards saw an expanded role in 2021 with the departure of Henry Ruggs, compiling 34 receptions, 571 yards, and 3 touchdowns. The trade may come as a shock to some however this plainly could be a financial move by Las Vegas. Edwards enters the third year of his 4 year 3.4 million dollar contract and the likelihood of an extension being very uncertain seeing the large contracts the Raiders have handed out this year to the likes of Derrek Carr and Devante Adams to name a few. Edwards on the other hand enters a optimum situation in Atlanta, who is still searching to fill the receiver void left by Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, and Julio Jones who have all departed the team over the last two seasons. Edwards leaves a situation where he was possibly the third or fourth down on the roster in the silver and black and heads into Atlanta where he could wind up the number two option for Marcus Mariota who he knows well from their time in Vegas.
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