A. J. Edds

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A. J. Edds
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-18) September 18, 1987 (age 30)
Marion, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenwood Community High School
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 14
Sacks: 0.0
INTs: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew James Edds[1] (born September 18, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa.

He has been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

He was expected to contribute immediately as a nickel linebacker due to his strong pass coverage skills at Iowa,[2] but he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the 2010 training camp and was lost for his rookie season.[3] He was waived on September 5, 2011.

New England Patriots[edit]

Edds was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on September 6. He was waived on September 22, but re-signed to the Patriots practice squad on September 24.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On September 28, 2011, he was signed off the Patriots' practice squad by the Indianapolis Colts, reuniting him with friend and former teammate at Iowa Pat Angerer. On July 31, 2012, Edds tore his ACL.[4] He was waived/injured, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve on August 2.

New England Patriots[edit]

On June 6, 2013, Edds was signed by the New England Patriots. On August 19, 2013, he was released by the Patriots.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Edds was signed by the Jets on May 19, 2014 after trying out for the team during rookie minicamp.[6] He was released on August 30, 2014.[7] He was re-signed by the team on September 1, 2014.[8] Edds was released on October 28, 2014.[9]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On December 3, 2014, Edds was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars after they placed starting right tackle, Austin Pasztor, on injured reserve. Edds became a free agent after the 2014 season.


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ Edgar Thompson (2011-04-24). "Dolphins expect immediate impact from linebacker A.J. Edds, their fourth-round pick out of Iowa". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  3. ^ Jorge Milian (2011-08-03). "Dolphins lose promising rookie linebacker A.J. Edds to season-ending knee injury". Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  4. ^ http://www.indystar.com/article/20120731/SPORTS03/120731054/Colts-Ben-Ijalana-J-Edds-out-season-knee-injuries?odyssey=obinsite
  5. ^ Hughes, Luke (August 19, 2013). "Patriots Release Linebacker A.J. Edds, Two Others, Trimming Roster Down Even Further". NESN.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (May 19, 2014). "Jets Sign LB A.J. Edds, OL Markus Zusevics". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "A.J. Edds Returns, Ellis Lankster Departs". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ Cimini, Rich (October 28, 2014). "Jets release LB A.J. Edds, sign cornerback". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 

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