Buzz: Edds making a push for a roster spot?

When asked today who had stood out the most out of all the players participating at rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis, Rex Ryan singled out a 26-year old linebacker:

Despite rumors that Alex Green had been released, Ryan confirmed today that this is not the case, so there are currently no roster spots available. However, if Edds continues to impress, he’s likely to earn himself a contract and an invitation to camp, which will require them to release someone else to make way for him.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Edds has nice size (listed at 6’4″ and 256 pounds) and had a reputation as a good coverage linebacker in college. This led to him being drafted in the fourth round by the Dolphins in 2010, where he was expected to contribute as a nickel linebacker. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and missed his entire rookie season. He did return to action in 2011, where he saw action on defense in three games and played on special teams in eight others with both the Patriots and the Colts. In week 13, he played 58 snaps for the Colts against New England and recorded nine tackles in a promising display.

In 2012, Edds suffered another setback when tore his ACL again and although he was back with the Patriots for preseason in 2013 (recording five tackles in one preseason game), he was unable to make their roster.

If the Jets sign him, I’ll review the film for a full scouting report, but for the time being, it looks like Edds might be a name to look out for over the next day or so. As the signing of Danny Lansanah showed last year, the Jets are not averse to adding an older player in the event they feel he upgrades their special teams and overall depth.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a BGA on new signing Daryl Richardson.




17 comments
kniff
kniff

Man, Edds tore his ACL twice!

I can only wish him the best of luck... the guy sure has heart and love for the game, God bless em'...

jenkins
jenkins

I remember Edds at Iowa. He was about 240 then. Pretty quick. Played similar to Van Noy. Lost track of him.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Still in May, and Rex had a "quiet" 2013 for him.  He had to spoil it by saying "Teams want to avoid the Jets in 2014".  Just coach, let the Jets gel first, and keep quiet.  


Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

So what's the actual rule for being able to attend "rookie" camps, considering he was drafted 4 years ago and has had NFL action?

williamg1
williamg1

Ed Reed's making a push for a roster spot?

kniff
kniff

@jake100 I'm a Dallas Stars fan Joey, cause they've got the NY Jets colors and I love to travel down there..


I'm really just learning Hockey these past three years, we've got a 13 yr. old goalie in the family, and attend his games often..

__fense
__fense

@Bent  Ik's guy goes all the way over his head but the other one just has enough force to knock him most of the way back.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan  


He's on a tryout basis, which is a loophole teams use to get a look at additional players, when really they participate just as much as anyone else there.


You don't have to be a rookie, some of last year's UDFA's are there like Rontez Miles.  In fact, you don't even need to be a last year's UDFA because Tevita Finau was undrafted in 2012 and Dennis Landolt attended 2012's rookie camp after going undrafted in 2010.


Having played 11 regular season games, Edds has an accrued season, so I don't think he'd be eligible to be there on a non-tryout basis, although maybe you need two accrued seasons to be ineligible.



Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Dr. Jonathan Reefer @Disgruntled Jets Fan  It's interesting that all 7 goals were scored by different players.  I like that.


Also, they scored equally well against both goalies.