Falcons release DE Edwards

The Atlanta Falcons released defensive end Ray Edwards Monday.

Edwards was in the midst of his second season with the Falcons after the team signed his as a free agent in July 2011.

He had six tackles in nine games this season.

A fourth-round draft choice by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006, the 27-year-old Purdue product has 224 tackles and 33 sacks over 97 career games with the Vikings and Falcons.