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Falcons release receiver Bryan Edwards, sign Frank Darby

The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Bryan Edwards on Thursday, less than a year after acquiring him from the Las Vegas Raiders.

Edwards, 24, never seemed to find a role with the Falcons, appearing in seven games with three catches for 15 yards on five total goals. After Week 2, Edwards never played more than 15 snaps in a game for Atlanta and was a healthy scratch for four games.

This after Edwards started the season as the starting receiver for Atlanta and played 47 percent of snaps in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints.

Atlanta signed receiver Frank Darby, the team’s sixth-round pick in 2021, to replace Edwards on the roster. Darby was called up from the practice squad twice earlier this season but has yet to be attacked or passed. However, he is a player who plays a role in Atlanta’s special teams, in which Edwards did not appear.

The 6-foot-3 Edwards was a third-round pick from the Raiders in the 2020 draft. The Falcons had traded a 2023 fifth-round pick for Edwards.

Atlanta also signed receiver Emeka Emezie and offensive lineman Parker Ferguson to the practice squad. Neither Emezie nor Ferguson have yet played in a regular season game.

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