Bryan Edwards

Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver #89
Kansas City Chiefs
Wide Receiver #89

Bryan Edwards News

Let go by Kansas City

The Chiefs cut Edwards from their practice squad Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Edwards started the campaign with the Falcons but struggled to find a role and eventually landed a practice-squad deal with the Chiefs at the end of November. He was never elevated to Kansas City's active roster and will now be a free agent heading into the final week of the regular season. The 2020 third-round pick caught 34 of 59 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns across 16 appearances with the Raiders in 2021, but his time in the NFL may be limited after a tumultuous 2022 campaign.

Jan 4, 2023 2:46 PM EST

Latches on with KC

The Chiefs signed Edwards to their practice squad Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Edwards began the season with Atlanta before he was waived last Thursday. The Raiders drafted the wideout out of South Carolina in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he enjoyed moderate success in 2021 with 34 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns over 16 games. Kansas City is dealing with some injuries to its pass-catching corps with Mecole Hardman (abdomen) on IR and Kadarius Toney dealing with a hamstring injury, but it's uncertain whether Edwards will be able to earn an elevation to the active roster.

Nov 28, 2022 4:43 PM EST

Let go Thursday

Edwards was waived by the Falcons on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Edwards was unable to make his mark with the Falcons, finding himself as a healthy inactive multiple times this season. His time in Atlanta will end with seven games played, and three catches on five targets for 15 yards. He'll now work to find a new opportunity elsewhere.

Nov 24, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Healthy scratch once again

Edwards (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Chicago, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Edwards will be a healthy scratch for the fourth time this season. Across his first seven appearances with Atlanta, the 2020 third-round pick has caught just three of five targets for 15 yards.

Nov 20, 2022 9:14 AM EST

Not playing Sunday

Edwards (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Chargers, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Edwards was also a healthy scratch in Week 3 and 4. He'll work to earn the opportunity to suit up Thursday against the Panthers.

Nov 6, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Secures third pass of season

Edwards caught his only target for three yards during Sunday's 37-34 overtime victory against the Panthers.

Analysis: Edwards saw a season-low three offensive snaps, but he caught his only target for three yards, marking his first reception since Week 5 and his third across six appearances. The 2020 third-round pick was expected to have a sizable role for Atlanta after being traded by Las Vegas this offseason, but he continues to find himself buried on the depth chart behind Drake London, Olamide Zaccheaus and now Damiere Byrd, who's totaled 142 yards and two scores across the Falcons' past two games.

Oct 31, 2022 7:55 AM EST

One catch in Week 5

Edwards caught his only target for 10 yards during Sunday's 21-15 defeat versus Tampa Bay.

Analysis: With Kyle Pitts (hamstring) sidelined, Edwards was active for the first time since Week 2 and caught his only target for 10 yards. Atlanta traded for Edwards this offseason, but he's garnered a minimal role to start his Falcons' tenure. If Pitts remains sidelined moving forward, it's possible Edwards gets more involved as a pass catcher behind Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus, but Atlanta's offense may struggle again when they face San Francisco in Week 6.

Oct 10, 2022 8:20 AM EST

Will play Sunday

Edwards is active for Sunday's contest with the Buccaneers,Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Edwards has been a healthy scratch since Week 2, so he'll work to use this opportunity to remain active for future games. The 23-year-old has failed to make an impact in his first year with the Falcons thus far, catching just one pass for two yards on three targets through the first two games.

Oct 9, 2022 9:00 AM EST

Inactive again

Edwards (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Edwards suited up for Atlanta's first two games of the season but will now be inactive for the second consecutive game. The team will rely on Damiere Byrd and KhaDarel Hodge as depth at wide receiver instead.

Oct 2, 2022 9:12 AM EST

Will not play Sunday

Edwards (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Seahawks, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Edwards has had little success this season, recording one catch for two yards on three targets through the first two weeks. The production has led to the Falcons elevating Frank Darby from the practice squad and giving him a chance Sunday. Edwards will work in practice to earn an opportunity to take the field in Week 4 against the Browns.

Sep 25, 2022 12:32 PM EST

Secures first catch of 2022

Edwards caught one of two targets for two yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Edwards played just 16 snaps in Week 2, third among Atlanta's wideouts behind Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus, but London was the only Falcons pass catcher to record more than two receptions. After securing his first catch of the season on Atlanta's opening drive, Edwards wasn't targeted again until the fourth quarter, when Jalen Ramsey intercepted Marcus Mariota in the end zone.

Sep 19, 2022 7:01 PM EST

Zero catches in ATL debut

Edwards failed to catch his only target during Sunday's 27-26 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: Atlanta traded for Edwards after drafting Drake London in the 2022 Draft, seemingly giving the Falcons a new starting wideout duo. However, Edwards struggled to capture the No. 2 role during training camp and submitted a lackluster performance in the season opener. He played the third most snaps among wideouts (35) behind London (54) and Olamide Zaccheaus (45), but seven players drew more targets than Edwards and eight caught more passes. While Edwards' snap share is encouraging, it'll be difficult to trust the former Raider in fantasy lineups until he's able to consistently translate opportunities into production.

Sep 12, 2022 7:55 AM EST

Listed as backup

Edwards is listed as a backup on the Falcons' first unofficial depth chart, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Edwards was the odd man out in Las Vegas after the team traded for Davante Adams, which resulted in Edwards' trade to Atlanta this offseason. The Falcons had just selected Drake London in the first round before they traded for Edwards, seemingly giving them a new starting wideout duo. However, Edwards dealt with a shoulder injury during training camp, which he's since cleared, and is listed as the No. 3 wideout on the Falcons' unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 1 behind London and top-returning wideout Olamide Zaccheaus. Given Kyle Pitts is also expected to be a major factor in the passing attack, it's unclear how have much fantasy value Edwards will have as the No. 4 option in a passing attack led by Marcus Mariota.

Sep 7, 2022 9:44 AM EST

Back in action

Edwards caught his only target for 12 yards in Monday's preseason loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Edwards has battled a shoulder injury for much of camp but managed to make his preseason debut. He made his only catch of the game on Atlanta's third offensive play on a pass delivered by Marcus Mariota. Edwards has lined up as one of the team's top three receivers when available during training camp, and his usage Monday also suggests that he will be a significant part of the offense to begin the regular season.

Aug 22, 2022 9:11 PM EST

Out for Friday

Edwards (shoulder) won't play in Friday's preseason game against Detroit.

Analysis: Edwards has been practicing in a non-contact jersey and didn't travel to Detroit for Friday's exhibition. He's right in the mix for a starting wideout job, and his ability to continue practicing in some capacity suggests he's dealing with a sprain or bad bruise rather than a severe injury.

Aug 12, 2022 1:44 PM EST

On track for starting job

Edwards (shoulder) wore a non-contact jersey again Tuesday, but he nonetheless appears to be one of the team's top three wide receivers, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Scott Bair of the Falcons' website had a similar take, saying "Edwards seems like the frontline guy" even though he's listed as a second-stringer (behind Olamide Zaccheaus) on the team's initial preseason depth chart. It's not really a depth chart to be taken seriously, as it lists rookie first-round pick Drake London with the fifth unit, among other oddities. ESPN's Rothstein suggests London, Edwards and Zaccheaus are the likely top three at wide receiver, though KhaDarel Hodge also has been getting snaps with the starters and making plays throughout camp. Edwards doesn't seem likely to play in Friday's preseason game against Detroit, given that he's still managing the shoulder injury he suffered during the first week of camp. He returned to practice less than a week later, albeit with a non-contact jersey that he continues to sport during contact work.

Aug 9, 2022 1:16 PM EST

Returns to practice

Edwards (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday wearing a yellow jersey, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: The jersey presumably signifies that he can't be hit or is otherwise limited in some capacity. Edwards hurt his shoulder Saturday and missed practice Monday, but it seems he's avoided a serious injury and continue making his case for a starting job.

Aug 2, 2022 8:30 AM EST

Avoids serious injury

Coach Arthur Smith said Monday that Edwards (arm) is considered "day-to-day," Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Smith said Edwards' injury is "nothing that's considered long term." The 2020 third-round pick suffered an arm issue after falling awkwardly during Saturday's practice. Other wideouts on Atlanta's depth chart, including Olamide Zaccheaus and Auden Tate, will stand to benefit from increased opportunities as long as Edwards remains sidelined.

Aug 1, 2022 8:54 AM EST

Not practicing Monday

Edwards (arm) is not participating in the start of Monday's practice, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Edwards fell on his right arm during Saturday's session and suffered an injury. General manager Terry Fontenot said the team has no updates on his health or recovery timeline. Edwards has an opportunity to secure the No. 2 wide receiver role behind Drake London this season, but his chances of earning such a substantial gig could dip significantly if he's forced to miss more than a small portion of training camp.

Aug 1, 2022 7:10 AM EST

Leaves practice early with injury

Edwards left Saturday's practice early to undergo additional testing after evidently injuring his right arm, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Head coach Arthur Smith downplayed the injury following practice, but the fact Edwards is expected to undergo additional testing is at least worth monitoring. The former Raiders wide receiver has been working with the starting unit opposite Drake London as the team's No. 2 wideout to begin training camp.

Jul 30, 2022 8:53 AM EST

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