The Raiders traded Edwards and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Falcons in exchange for Atlanta's 2023 fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The Falcons continue to add to their pass-catching corps with the addition of another big-bodied wideout. Edwards was faced an uphill battle for targets in Las Vegas with the acquisition of Davante Adams, but the 6-foot-3 wide receiver has a chance to carve out a solid role in Atlanta. The Falcons overhauled the wideout group this offseason in the wake of Calvin Ridley's suspension, led by first-round pick Drake London, but behind London and phenom tight end Kyle Pitts, the Falcons will likely have a healthy competition for targets during the 2022 campaign.
May 13, 2022 12:52 PM EST
Edwards appeared likely to enter his third NFL season as the No. 3 option at wide receiver for the Raiders following the team's trade for first-team All-Pro Davante Adams, but the recent addition of Demarcus Robinson could create a job battle for Edwards, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Edwards' sophomore campaign in Las Vegas included a 34-571-3 line on 59 targets in 16 games, but he fell well behind teammates Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones from a production standpoint throughout the latter half of the 2021 regular season. Jones has since departed for Jacksonville, but the aforementioned Adams arrival brings another volume-heavy playmaker to an aerial attack that also features tight end Darren Waller. Edwards has the physical tools to beat out Robinson for a starting job opposite Adams with Renfrow occupying the slot, but Robinson has experience on his side with 42 starts in 97 career games with his former squad in Kansas City.
Mar 29, 2022 1:02 AM EST
Edwards caught four of five targets for 63 yards in Sunday's overtime thriller against the Chargers, which ended in a 35-32 victory for the Raiders.
Analysis: Edwards saw north of four targets Sunday night for just the second time since Week 5, bringing his regular season totals to 34 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns on 59 targets in 16 games. The 2020 third-rounder failed to match the production of fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones throughout the latter half of his sophomore campaign, but Edwards still showed signs of improvement after a rookie effort that was riddled by ankle and foot injuries. He'll remain involved on the outside this week as the Raiders head to Cincinnati for a wild-card contest against the Bengals.
Jan 11, 2022 6:03 AM EST
Edwards was unable to haul in either of his two targets during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Edwards was dealt a full workload with 46 offensive snaps in his return from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but the second-year receiver was overshadowed by Zay Jones and Hunter Renfrow, who combined for 15 total catches on 19 targets for 196 yards and a touchdown. Not only has Jones' rapport with quarterback Derek Carr sharpened in recent weeks, but tight end Darren Waller (knee/back/illness) also has a legitimate chance to return to the lineup against the Chargers, so Edwards' target share may remain limited in the Raiders' regular season finale.
Jan 3, 2022 9:50 PM EST
The Raiders activated Edwards (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
Analysis: Edwards returns to the 53-man roster four days after landing on the list, implying that he was asymptomatic upon testing positive for the virus. Though the timing of Edwards' placement on the list prevented him from playing in the Week 16 win over Denver, the brevity of his absence should put him on track to suit up Sunday in Indianapolis without any restrictions. Despite playing greater than 60 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps in all 14 of his appearances on the season, Edwards has cleared 50 receiving yards on only four occasions.
Dec 30, 2021 2:01 PM EST
The Raiders placed Edwards on the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Analysis: Quarterback Marcus Mariota was also added to the list Sunday, leaving both players unavailable for the Week 16 matchup. Wideout Dillon Stoner was elevated from the practice squad to provide depth at the position with Edwards away from the team.
Dec 26, 2021 9:22 AM EST
Edwards caught three of four targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Edwards' touchdown grab in the first quarter was the only time the Raiders' found the end zone in the contest. The 23-year-old wideout has been mostly disappointing this season, scoring three touchdowns while totaling just 30 receptions for 508 yards over 14 games. With matchups against the Broncos, Colts and Chargers to close out the year, Edwards will be continue to be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.
Dec 22, 2021 4:50 AM EST
Edwards and the Raiders will no longer play the Browns on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.
Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the Week 15 game is played Monday as planned, Edwards and Las Vegas will face a quick turnaround for its Week 16 contest versus the Broncos, which is still expected to be played Sunday, Dec. 26 as scheduled.
Dec 17, 2021 4:21 PM EST
Edwards caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Edwards was overshadowed once again by fellow receiver Hunter Renfrow, who racked up a career-high 13 receptions for 117 yards and a score as quarterback Derek Carr attempted 45 passes in the blowout defeat. Zay Jones vultured seven targets of his own, while tight end Foster Moreau and running back Josh Jacobs remained active in the Raiders' aerial attack as well. Edwards played less than 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps for a second straight week, and he's caught just nine total passes in six games since the Week 8 bye.
Dec 13, 2021 12:42 AM EST
Edwards caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington.
Analysis: Even with Derek Carr running out of healthy receiving options, Edwards still didn't see a large role in the offense, although his five targets were his highest volume since Week 5. The second-year wideout can still find himself on the end of the occasional big play, but he otherwise has little fantasy appeal heading into a Week 14 clash with Kansas City.
Dec 5, 2021 8:27 PM EST
Edwards caught his only target for 12 yards in the Raiders' 36-33 overtime victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.
Analysis: Edwards, who was blanked by the Bengals in Week 11, remained unproductive Thursday while fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and DeSean Jackson combined for 16 catches on 20 targets for 295 yards and a score. Edwards' offensive snap share once again landed above the 70-percent mark, but he's essentially posted three duds in four games since the Raiders' Week 8 bye. Tight end Darren Waller (knee) is considered week-to-week, however, which could force quarterback Derek Carr to look in Edwards' direction more often against Washington in Week 13.
Nov 30, 2021 3:20 AM EST
Edwards was not targeted in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Edwards paced his position group in offensive snap share Sunday, but his only touch of the entire contest came early in the third quarter when he rushed for no gain on one carry. The Raiders' wide receiver corps ultimately combined for just six total targets, while tight end Darren Waller and running back Josh Jacobs saw a collective 15 looks from quarterback Derek Carr. Edwards should continue to receive ample playing time, however, so he'll look to bounce back Thursday in Dallas
Nov 23, 2021 3:56 AM EST
Edwards had three receptions (four targets) for 88 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-14 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Edwards bounced back from a rough zero-catch performance in Week 9, finishing one yard shy of his previous season high while also depositing his second touchdown this year. The 2020 third-round pick may see increased opportunities down the stretch with the Raiders being thin at the wide receiver position. Edwards will look to repeat Sunday's strong showing in a Week 11 matchup against the Bengals.
Nov 14, 2021 10:31 PM EST
Edwards earned four targets but did not record a reception in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Edwards was among three Raiders to record four targets, though he get couldn't get on the same page with Derek Carr. Edwards has consistently been on the field for offensive snaps this season, but he has failed to record more than three catches in all but one game. The expected addition of DeSean Jackson will only make his potential for volume more tenuous moving forward.
Nov 7, 2021 6:30 PM EST
Edwards caught three of four targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: While he didn't see much volume, the second-year receiver was on the receiving end of a one-yard strike from Derek Carr in the third quarter that gave the Raiders a 30-7 lead and gave Edwards his first TD of the year. He only has 18 catches on the season, but seven of them have gone for 20 yards or more, and Edwards will remain a big-play threat on the other side of the team's Week 8 bye.
Oct 24, 2021 7:05 PM EST
Edwards (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.
Analysis: The same applies to Henry Ruggs (knee), who was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday along with Edwards. As a result, the Raiders are set to have their top two wideouts available for Sunday's game against the Eagles, who have surrendered an average of 211.8 passing yards (fifth-fewest in the league) through six contests. Over his last three outings, Edwards has combined for five catches on 14 targets for 93 yards, including a 2/67/0 stat line (on four targets) in Las Vegas' Week 6 win over the Broncos.
Oct 21, 2021 2:57 PM EST
Edwards (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: As was Henry Ruggs (knee), but at this stage there's nothing to suggest that the Raiders will be without their top wideout duo this weekend against the Eagles. Edwards caught two of his four targets for 67 yards in this past Sunday's 34-24 win over the Broncos, while logging a 77 percent snap share opposite Ruggs (66 percent).
Oct 20, 2021 3:59 PM EST
Edwards secured two of four targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Broncos.
Analysis: Edwards was held in check until he made a dazzling one-handed catch down the sideline on a key third down early in the fourth quarter, that not only moved the chains but advanced the Raiders a momentous 51 yards and into enemy territory. The big play set up an eventual 30-yard field goal, which essentially put the contest out of reach. Edwards ultimately played 43 of 56 offensive snaps, but an Eagles secondary that just held Tampa Bay's Mike Evans to two catches for 27 yards awaits in Week 7.
Oct 18, 2021 10:11 AM EST
Edwards caught two of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Edwards has caught just three passes for 26 yards on nine targets over the Raiders' past two games, despite playing at least 50 offensive snaps in each contest. He's yet to find the end zone or draw more than five targets in a given week this season, but Edwards' ample playing time should continue in a Week 6 matchup against the Broncos.
Oct 11, 2021 7:48 AM EST
Edwards caught one of four targets for four yards in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Edwards once again led all Raiders wide receivers in offensive snaps with 51, but he averaged just one yard per target after hauling in five total passes of 20-plus yards in Weeks 1-3. The Chargers defense also managed to funnel 13 targets in the directions of Hunter Renfrow and Josh Jacobs, who combined for just 62 receiving yards on 11 catches. Edwards will look to bounce back against the Bears in Week 5.
Oct 5, 2021 8:27 AM EST
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