|Ht / Wt:||6'2" / 227 lb.|
|Born:||December 30, 1994|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Edmunds will likely have to compete for a roster spot during the offseason after the Steelers selected Najee Harris with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Edmunds returned to Pittsburgh on a reserve/future contract in January, but the team signed Kalen Ballage before selecting the first running back off the board in the first round Thursday. Edmunds only appeared in four games for Pittsburgh last season and failed to garner any touches before a hamstring injury ended his season. Now that Harris is in line to serve as the lead back for the Steelers in 2021, Edmunds will have to make a strong case in training camp and the preseason if he hopes to secure a backup role on the Week 1 roster.
The Steelers signed Edmunds to a reserve/future contract Friday.
Analysis: Earlier this week, Edmunds agreed on an injury settlement with the Steelers and was cut. The running back will return to Pittsburgh next season after appearing in four games this year, and hopefully the 26-year-old will see more offensive snaps.
The Steelers waived Edmunds (hamstring) off injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: Edmunds reached an injury settlement with the Steelers in order to be cut loose. The 26-year-old suited up in four games for the team in 2020, but he didn't record a touch over seven offensive snaps.
Edmunds (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Edmunds was first reported as having a hamstring issue last Wednesday, and now he will be sidelined for at least three games given his transition to IR. Pittsburgh may have been evaluating Edmunds in recent days to determine if a shift to IR was necessary, but the team seemingly believes his injury is not short-term in nature. Edmunds has suited up for four games in 2020, with only seven combined offensive snaps to his name over those appearances.
Edmunds (hamstring) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: The 25-year-old sat out Sunday's win over the Jaguars due to the hamstring issue, and he's been sidelined for the first two practices of the week. Edmunds likely will need to practice in some capacity Wednesday to have a chance of suiting up for the Thanksgiving Day matchup with Baltimore.
Edmunds (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: Edmunds and Jaylen Samuels (quadricep) were both sidelined during practice all week, and neither will play Sunday, leaving James Conner, Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland as the only healthy running backs for Pittsburgh. Edmunds' status is uncertain for Week 12 as well with a Thursday night game versus the Ravens on deck.
Edmunds (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Edmunds and fellow depth running back Jaylen Samuels (quadriceps) were both unavailable Wednesday. Even if neither guy heals up by Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Pittsburgh's backfield will still be in good hands with James Conner, Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland all healthy.
The Steelers signed Edmunds to the active roster Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Edmunds was cut Saturday and was able to clear waivers, opening the door for Pittsburgh to bring him back. The backfield depth is crucial because Jaylen Samuels was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday as a close contact to Vance McDonald, who tested positive for the virus. If Samuels is unable to play this week against the Bengals, Edmunds likely will suit up.
The Steelers waived Edmunds on Saturday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Edmunds signed with the Steelers' 53-man roster last Saturday and only played on special teams against the Ravens. He's been cut to clear up a roster spot for linebacker Avery Williamson, who the Steelers traded for earlier in the week. If Edmunds clears waivers, he's expected to land on the team's practice squad.
The Steelers signed Edmunds to the active roster Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Edmunds was elevated last week for a matchup against the Titans and played just one offensive snap, but now he's an honest member of the 53-man roster. With four healthy running backs, however, he likely won't play on offense unless there's an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.
Edmunds reverted to the Steelers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: The 25-year-old back earned his way onto the active roster for his second appearance of 2020, though he did not end up playing any sort of significant offensive role against Tennessee. James Conner dominated the RB workload with 20 carries, while Anthony McFarland Jr. (one carry), Jaylen Samuels (one) and Benny Snell (two) split the backup opportunities in Sunday's 27-24 win.
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.
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