Antuan Edwards Out for the Season

Former Clemson standout Antuan Edwards was injured trying to block for a punt return Sunday afternoon in the Packers 28-7 win over the Carolina Panthers and will miss the rest of the regular season.

Antuan had two tackles and one pass broken up so far this season for the Packers and has 57 tackles with 6 interceptions and a touchdown in his 2+ years as an NFL player.

The injury, to his left knee, includes a torn anterior cruciate ligament and possibly a torn medial collateral ligament, according to Edwards.

"There's a cloud over my head right now. It could be both (ligaments). They'll examine it tomorrow," Edwards told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.

Edwards was a first round draft pick out of Clemson in 1999. He is perhaps remembered best for his 2 interceptions (1 returned 42 yards for a touchdown) in the 1997 South Carolina game, a 47-21 rout.

Edwards also suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in Week 2 last season and missed four games. His latest injury, obviously more severe, will keep him out of action for the rest of the season.

Other NFL Notes:
WR Rod Gardner caught his first touchdown pass for the Washington Redskins this past weekend. He used his body well on the 26-yard touchdown catch, shielding the defender from the ball, just like he did throughout his career at Clemson.

Gardner finished the day leading the Redskins in receiving with 5 catches for 55 yards.

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