The Oakland Raiders have designated DE Mario Edwards as their player to return from injured reserve on Monday, according to Scott Bair.
Edwards suffered a strained hip during the team’s preseason opener and was expected to miss between 4-6 weeks. However, he was later placed on injured reserve at the start of the regular season.
Edwards, 22, was taken in the second-round of the 2015 NFL draft. He is entering the second year of his four-year, $6.017 million rookie contract that included $4.161 million guaranteed.
He’ll make a base salary of $708,508 this season to go along with another $982,016 in 2017.
In 2015, Edwards appeared in 14 games and recorded 41 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses for the Raiders. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 32 edge defender out of 110 qualifying players.