Defensive end Ray Edwards has agreed to a five-year, $30 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
Sidney Rice is getting his big-money deal, but Ray Edwards continues to sit and wait, even as the rumors continue to swirl. Edwards has been linked to several teams, but so far no deal has been struck.
Ray Edwards talked about free agency, the lockout and more in an interview with ESPN. The defensive end sounds set on playing somewhere other than Minnesota in 2011.
The Vikings have a free-agent plan in place. They can start by signing their own free agents Tuesday, but can also negotiate with free agents from other teams. See what Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman had to say about the possibilities.
With unrestricted free agency likely reverting back to four years from six, a lot of players robbed of an opportunity to cash in last offseason want to get a big contract -- these four defenders among them.
Brian Robison proclaimed himself a "poor man's Ray Edwards" and said he wasn't offended by Edwards saying he wouldn't play for less than his backup after Robison signed a three-year, $14.1 million deal. What else did Robison have to say about the situation and the Vikings signing him while letting Edwards chase free agency?