Edwards moves on, look at practice squad candidates
"I had some growing pains, during (Organized Team Activities)," said Edwards, who missed the 2006 season with an arm injury. "But I thought I worked them out, and I had a strong camp. I made a strong comeback. I was definitely pleased with how I came back from the injury. I thought I did a good job."Edwards, though, doesn't expect to be unemployed very long, and he has no hard feelings about being a former Viking.
"It is a little disappointing, because I’ve grown to like a lot of people in this organization," he said. "But I definitely want to thank everyone in the organization for giving me my first opportunity, since I came in through the back door. I felt I would be here for a while. But that’s just how it is in the National Football League.
"I think the injury cost me a little bit," he said. "But everything happens for a reason. I feel maybe it’s time for me to move on."
Meanwhile, here are some players who could end up on the practice squad, if they aren't claimed by anyone else:
* QB Tyler Thigpen -- Definitely did enough to merit his seventh-round selection.
* WR Chandler Williams -- He showed some moves during camp, but he wasn't polished enough to be a contributor this season.
* S Patrick Body -- Very athletic player who was shifted from cornerback to safety.
* WR Martin Nance -- Has excellent size and hands, and he looked like a guy who could make the roster.
* WR Jason Carter -- Was a standout during the 2006 preseason, and he showed some flashes this year.
* C/ G Kyle Cook -- Versatile and did a good job at times.
* CB Chad Johnson -- Was slowed by an injury, but he shows some potential.
* TE Stephen Spach -- Shows some promise. Doesn't look uncomfortable catching the ball.