Running back Robert Edwards is one of the most inspiring stories of training camp because he's playing football for the first time in over three years. And so far, he's not only playing -- he's playing well.

Edwards has looked very shape in the early days of training camp, whether it be on running plays or catching passes in team drills.

The former first-round pick of the New England Patriots has received praise from Coach Dave Wannstedt after virtually every practice, and Tuesday morning was no different.

"Robert Edwards made some plays that definitely got our attention," Wannstedt said. "That was a real positive."

Edwards, who rushed for over 1,100 yards as a rookie with the Patriots in 1998 before tearing up his knee in a flag-football game on the beach in Hawaii the next February, says he feels like a rookie in a lot of ways.

Edwards knows he's not competing for a starting job because of the presence of Ricky Williams, but Edwards could make a case for playing time if he keeps impressing during training camp.

But Edwards isn't worried about the big picture right now; he's just enjoying the moment.

"I'm just out there having fun," he said.

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