Falcons release defensive end Ray Edwards

Associated Press Modified: November 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm •  Published: November 12, 2012
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"I think me and Abraham are definitely going to be a great tandem," Edwards said at his introductory news conference. "We'll work on playing off each other and causing a lot of havoc."

But, after undergoing knee surgery during the lockout, he struggled to regain full mobility. Edwards had just 3½ sacks in what turned out to be his only full season with the Falcons, far below the production (16½ sacks) in his final two years with the Vikings.

Also, he never seemed to be a good fit in Atlanta's tight-knit locker room, his seemingly lackadaisical attitude summed up by the song booming from his locker on his final morning with the team — Lil Wayne's "No Worries."

He should have been worried. Coach Mike Smith has repeatedly said that every player is evaluated on a weekly basis, no matter how well the team is playing.

On Monday, he backed up those words.