Lions ink second round pick Edwards

Kalimba Edwards' signing rounds out all nine rookie signings that Detroit has completed in just under a month. Earlier in the day, the team came to terms with rookie quarterback Joey Harrington and cornerback Chris Cash. Edwards missed Tuesday's inaugural two practice sessions reserved for rookies and selected veterans.

If there was a single file line of Lions' rookies waiting to reach individual contract agreements in the front office, defensive end Kalimba Edwards was last.

Edwards, the 35th overall selection during last April's NFL draft, agreed to a reported four-year deal on Tuesday. The South Carolina standout did sit out Tuesday's two practice sessions, however.

Edwards' signing rounds out all nine rookie signings that Detroit has completed in just under a month.

Earlier in the day, the team came to terms with rookie quarterback Joey Harrington and cornerback Chris Cash.

Edwards, who starred at outside linebacker for the Gamecocks, will compete for the right defensive end starting position, playing opposite All Pro Robert Porcher.

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