The Buffalo Bills have announced that the team is hosting free agent defensive lineman Dwan Edwards on Tuesday.
Edwards, 29, has spent the entirety of his six-year career with the Baltimore Ravens. An excellent run defender, the 6'3", 315-pound Edwards has played defensive end in Baltimore's 3-4 system, contributing 47 tackles, a sack and a defensive touchdown to the league's third-best defense in 2009.
One of the youngest prospects on a veteran-laden free agent market, Edwards is a solid, dependable player that would instantly become a starting end in defensive coordinator George Edwards' new 3-4 defense. His run-game capabilities would play well against the pass-rushing abilities of current end prospect Spencer Johnson, and would significantly improve the Bills' depth along the defensive line.
Edwards has made two previous free agent visits, making stops in Seattle and Denver. Denver signed his former teammate (and former Bill) Justin Bannan instead. The fact that Edwards has made two visits without signing a deal despite being one of the hottest names on the market prior to the opening of free agency has led many to suspect that his contract demands are significant.
Earlier reports held that the Bills were visiting with former Cleveland and Denver inside linebacker Andra Davis on Tuesday, as well; the Bills have confirmed those reports.