Edwards, the 25th overall pick in 1999, also can play cornerback, which makes him that much more valuable.
But he was brought in to play safety, and don't be surprised if he's in the starting lineup on opening day.
The Dolphins have been looking to add a safety all offseason and it's clear they don't have a ton of confidence in Freeman.
In other news:
-- The Dolphins' finalized preseason schedule was released. It begins Saturday, Aug. 14 against Jacksonville at Pro Player Stadium at 7 p.m.; continues Saturday, Aug. 21 against Washington at Pro Player Stadium at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28 at Tampa Bay at 7 p.m.; and concludes Friday, Sept. 8 at New Orleans at 8 p.m.
The 2004 regular season is expected to be announced in the next several days.
-- The Dolphins released 2003 seventh-round pick Davern Williams.
The defensive tackle from Troy State spent all of his rookie season on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury.