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The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign defensive end Mario Edwards, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports. He has a few years left on his original three-year contract. He appeared in 12 games last season with just eight tackles and two sacks. The 28-year-old has 16.5 career sacks with the Bears, New Orleans Saints , the New York Giants and the Raiders played a combined seven NFL seasons. Edwards’ suspension for the first two games last year violated the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The lawsuit, filed last October, also accused Edwards of “assaulting, assaulting and intentionally causing emotional distress” at the team hotel, but it was later dismissed.
The NFL investigated and decided not to suspend him under the Personal Conduct Policy.
Edwards will now get a fresh start with the Jaguars, a defense that tied for fifth-fewest sacks in the NFL last season . The team finished 3-14 during a miserable 2021 campaign, but ranked 28th in scoring, mostly under Urban Meyer.
New head coach Doug Pederson looks to turn things around in 2022, Edwards to join the passing rush , which also includes Josh Allen, Dwayne Smoot and former Bears teammate Roy Robertson-Harris.