Report: Patriots claim LB A.J. Edds off waivers

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Report: Patriots claim LB A.J. Edds off waivers

The Patriots have added yet another moving part to their 53-man roster.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Pats claimed former Miami Dolphins linebacker and Iowa Hawkeyes standout A.J. Edds off waivers.

Edds, a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, spent his entire rookie season on the Injured Reserve after tearing his ACL.

Edds made 219 tackles in his four-year career at Iowa. He also intercepted seven passes, including five during his senior year.

By many accounts, the release of Edds is a bit of a surprise and perhaps premature. Having not been able to play his rookie season, Edds hasn't been able to show what he's capable of.

He looks to fit into a middle linebacker role on the Pats, but has the ability to play a number of positions.

First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots: Defensive back, receiver depth stands out

First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots: Defensive back, receiver depth stands out

Like Bill Belichick says: jobs aren't won or lost during OTAs and minicamp. That doesn't mean we can't guess at who lands on the 53-man roster in September.

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