FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - After getting shredded by Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons knew they needed to get more pressure on the quarterback. Enter Ray Edwards.
The Falcons' welcomed their new defensive end to training camp Saturday and can't wait to get him out on the field alongside John Abraham, who essentially had to go it alone last season when it came to rushing the passer.
Atlanta ranked 20th in the league last season with just 31 sacks - and Abraham had 13 of those. The other end, Kroy Biermann, managed only three.
Edwards should be a major upgrade, totaling 16.5 sacks the last two years with the Minnesota Vikings. He agreed to a five-year, $30-million contract with the Falcons that includes a guarantee of $11 million.