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First-place Falcons release DE Ray Edwards , major disappointment since signing in 2011

Ray Edwards was supposed to give the Atlanta Falcons a fearsome pass rush.Turns out, he wasn't even good enough to stay on the team.The Falcons released Edwards on Monday evening, a bold move by a first-place team coming off its first loss of the season.Still, it really wasn't all that surprising given the stunning lack of production by Edwards since signing a five-year, $30 million deal that included $11 million in guaranteed money.The 27-year-old defensive end provided little help in his first year with the Falcons, and his playing time steadily dwindled this season. He had started just four of nine games, and was credited with nine tackles and no sacks. Kroy Biermann earned the bulk of the playing time at left end, while 34-year-old John Abraham remained the team's most effective rusher.The Falcons were looking to give some Abraham some help when they signed Edwards shortly after the lockout ended in 2011. He seemed like a solid choice, having been credited with 29½ sacks in five ye...

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