Edwards is strictly a 4-3 guy. He's also become fat and lazy since he got paid. Playing for a winning team obviously isn't motivation enough for him. No team should sign him until his money runs out and gives him incentive to play again.
He has not been the same player, but im not sure how much of that is on him vs adjusting to a new team (its only been a little over a year). right team he may return to some of his past glory, which i admit is inflated due to who he played with. With McPhee still hurt and a similar sized guy, i could see them at least kicking the tires, but like many posted above, i dont really see it as a fit.
It is intriguing...but I actually think we could see this D maybe turning over a new leaf because they were pretty impressive against the Raiders. Granted, there is a MAJOR difference between the Raiders and some of the better teams in the league, but still...Cody played well. Art Jones played well. Suggs was Suggs. Kruger played well. Upshaw played well. Tyson and Hall both played well. Ngata and McPhee weren't even in the game and neither was Jimmy Smith. Cykie Brown played well. Ihedigbo played decently enough. Ellerbe continues to be impressive.
I'm just saying...this D could be starting to put things together and we're all seeing how much better Upshaw has gotten has he's become more comfortable in this D and in the NFL.
Upshaw is looking more and more comfortable, but hes playing on the DL now, which is where some, including myself, thought he was best suited to play (4-3 DE, not necessarily DT like hes playing). Hes not always there, but hes certainly helped there as much or more than he was at OLB. Got to give Pees some credit for thinking outside the box and not just allowing us to keep putting square pegs in round holes. I dont mean that Upshaw should only play DL, but his willingness to try new things to get better results is a good thing.
If Bruce Smith announced he was coming out of retirement their would be people on this board saying we should give him a shot.