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Report: Eagles Not Interested In RFA DE Edwards

Delaware County Daily Times beat scribe Bob Grotz reported that the Eagles would make a run for defensive end Ray Edwards of the Minnesota Vikings. Edwards is a restricted free agent with a first-round tender attached to him.

However, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane posted a comeback on his Twitter account that stated Grotz's report is false.

"The Eagles are not interested in RFA DE Ray Edwards, contrary to a report, according to league sources," McLane wrote.

Our own Tommy Lawlor had Edwards ranked as the No. 2 defensive end free agent to hit the market this off-season, only behind Julius Peppers who signed with the Chicago Bears.

"Edwards is a young player that would be highly sought after in a normal year," Lawlor wrote. "The Vikings will put a high tender on him and that will limit his availability. Edwards had a good year and great showing in the playoffs. He's a left defensive end with size and athletic ability. He's also a player on the rise. The sky would be the limit if he were a true free agent."

The 6-5, 268-pound left end is only 25 years old. He has 21.5 career sacks in four NFL season, including a career-high 8.5 last year. He had four sacks in this year's playoffs, including 3.0 against the Cowboys.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:06 p.m., March 13

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