|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 227 lb.|
|Born:||December 30, 1994|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
The Steelers elevated Edmunds to the active roster Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Edmunds will make his second appearance on the active roster with the Steelers this season, as he's resided on the practice squad for all of 2020. Don't expect the Maryland product to see much playing time on offense Sunday, however, as he currently sits fifth on the depth chart.
Edmunds reverted to Pittsburgh's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: The 25-year-old back was granted only six offensive snaps during the Steelers' Week 5 win over Philadelphia, but he was not entrusted with a single carry after handling 22 rush attempts during 2019. James Conner (15 carries), Benny Snell (seven) and Anthony McFarland (three) were all involved in the ground attack against the Eagles, while Jaylen Samuels was also active, but did not garner any rush attempts.
Edmunds was elevated from the Steelers' practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Edmunds has been on the practice squad since the beginning of the 2020 season, but he'll make his first appearance on the active roster for Sunday's contest. The 25-year-old played a minor role offensively last season while serving as a depth option in the wake of several injuries to the team's running backs. However, he likely won't see much playing time offensively Sunday with James Conner, Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland all healthy, assuming he's active. Following the game, he'll automatically revert back to the practice squad and won't be subject to waivers.
Edmunds was waived Saturday by the Steelers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The fourth-round selection of Anthony McFarland in the 2020 NFL Draft essentially boxed out Edmunds from a 53-man roster spot, especially after the team chose to retain Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels as well. A versatile special teams player and shifty runner in space, Edmunds might have put together enough NFL tape to illicit interest from other teams, but if not he's almost a shoo-in to secure a spot on the Steelers' practice squad.
Edmunds may find it difficult to carve out a role after the Steelers used a fourth-round draft pick on fellow running back Anthony McFarland, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Edmunds logged 540 snaps on special teams for the Saints and Steelers over the past three seasons, finally getting a shot to contribute on offense last November. He took 12 carries for 73 yards in a Week 9 win over the Colts, but he never saw more than six touches in any game the rest of the season, stuck behind both Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels even when James Conner was unavailable. Edmunds now figures to enter training camp as the fifth or sixth running back, though his experience on special teams should boost his roster chances. It also doesn't hurt that his brother, Terrell, is a starting safety for the Pittsburgh defense.
Edmunds had no touches in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Pittsburgh struggled on offense against Baltimore and Edmunds was relegated to special teams for all but one offensive snap in the game. A crowded Pittsburgh backfield limited Edmunds to 92 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in 11 games played in 2019. He has one year remaining on his contract heading into 2020.
Edmunds caught his only target for seven yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.
Analysis: Since rushing for 73 yards on 12 carries in Week 9 Edmunds had only carried the ball nine times for 19 yards so it doesn't come as a surprise that he had no carries in this contest. With James Conner (shoulder) expected to return against the Bills in Week 15 Edmunds has no fantasy value.
Edmunds ran for seven yards on two carries in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
Analysis: As sad as it was Edmunds still exceeded Jaylen Samuels five yards on two rushing attempts. Considering the high expectations fantasy owners had with James Conner (shoulder) inactive the three catches for 26 yards by Samuels offered little consolation. Neither Samuels or Edmunds -- who ran three times for 11 yards and added 27 yards on three catches in relief of Conner (shoulder) against the Browns two weeks ago -- can be trusted heading into the Week 13 rematch.
Edmunds had three carries for 11 yards and caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Pittsburgh's 21 - 7 loss to Cleveland Thursday night.
Analysis: Edmunds had 18 touches in the two games James Conner (shoulder) was unavailable and was expected to see his role reduced with Conner's return against Cleveland. Then Conner aggravated his shoulder but Edmunds still saw just six touches all game. Regardless of Conner's status for Week 12 against the Bengals Edmunds has a limited fantasy ceiling.
Edmunds was promoted from the Steelers' practice squad Friday.
Analysis: Edmunds was unable to make Pittsburgh's season-opening roster but remained with the team on the practice squad. The 24-year-old played in four games for the Steelers last season but exclusively saw action on special teams.
Edmunds has returned to the Pittsburgh practice squad, according to Triblive.com writer Chris Adamski.
Analysis: A member of the practice squad most of last season, Edmunds played in just four game and exclusively on special teams. It is fair to expect a repeat of that this season resulting in his having virtually no fantasy value.
Edmunds played 14 snaps in Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: After spending most of the season on the practice squad Edmunds was activated for the final four games of the season, reuniting him with his younger brother Terrell. The elder Edmunds played in three games -- exclusively on special teams -- and was on the field for a total of 44 snaps. He has three years remaining on his current contract.
The Steelers added Edmunds to the active roster Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Edmunds was released by the Saints in early September before signing a practice squad deal with the Steelers a day later. He will now provide some extra depth at the running back position in Pittsburgh with Le'Veon Bell sitting out the season and James Conner's (lower leg) status in question for Week 14. Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley sit ahead of him on the depth chart, but Edmunds' familiarity with the playbook should allow him to step in if needed.
The Steelers signed Edmunds to their practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: An undrafted rookie out of Maryland in 2017, Edmund was picked up by the Steelers shortly after being waived by the Saints. Edmund received praise for his blocking and versatility throughout the offseason in New Orleans, and provides Pittsburgh with additional depth behind Le'Veon Bell, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels.
Edmunds has been waived by the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: Edmunds was a candidate to make the squad as a fullback, but the team opted to part ways with him to open a roster spot for the signing of Josh Leribiues. Edmunds will now likely be free to sign elsewhere.
The Saints list Edmunds as their No. 2 fullback on the updated depth chart released by the team Monday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: Edmunds is listed on the Saints' official roster as a running back, but it appears that head coach Sean Payton may be inclined to use the Maryland product at both backfield spots in 2018. The 23-year-old has received positive marks for his blocking thus far in camp and could displace incumbent Zach Line as the Saints' top bulldozer out of the backfield if New Orleans prefer to open up a spot at another position. Even if Line is retained, the versatility Edmunds has shown during the preseason in addition to his strong performance in spot duty as a rookie -- he gained 48 yards and a touchdown on nine carries -- should put him in good position to crack the Week 1 roster.
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