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Dolphins Sign S Antuan Edwards


The Miami Dolphins Monday signed safety Antuan Edwards to a one-year contract as an unrestricted free agent from the Green Bay Packers.

The 26-year old Edwards is a veteran of five NFL seasons, all with Green Bay, who made him the 25th overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft. In his career, Edwards has started 18 of the 53 games in which he has played. He has registered 150 tackles, seven interceptions, two sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and 29 passes defensed. He has added 20 tackles on special teams.

Last season, Edwards started all ten games in which he appeared, including nine at strong safety and one at free safety. He recorded 54 tackles, an interception, a sack and six passes defensed. He spent each of the final four regular season games and both of the Packers' playoff contests on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. The 6-1, 210-pound Edwards enjoyed his most productive season as a rookie in 1999 when he snared four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, as he earned all-rookie accolades from College & Pro Football Newsweekly.

Edwards was a four-year letterman (1995-98) at Clemson who started each of his final three seasons. He opened 33 of the 45 games in which he played for the Tigers and amassed 219 tackles, eight interceptions, 35 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. He was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a senior and a second-team All-ACC pick his junior season. Born May 26, 1977, Edwards attended Starkville (Miss.) High School.

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