The veteran wide receiver revealed Tuesday that he has been released by the NFC West champs.
"I was released today by the 49ers due to my injury that required more time to rehab and hasn't allowed me to re-sync with the offense," Edwards wrote in a statement on his website. "I wish the 49ers organization the best of luck during the Playoffs. I will be working hard this offseason to strengthen my knee and prepare for the 2012 season. Thanks for your continued support and for being such loyal fans."
Signed as a free agent after the lockout, Edwards played in nine games with the 49ers and caught just 15 passes for 181 yards with no touchdowns. He had knee surgery earlier this season.