Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after sustaining a strained hip injury during Friday’s preseason game.
It is worth mentioning that Edwards suffered a serious neck injury last season that was thought to be potentially career threatening, so it’s a good sign that this isn’t related to his neck.
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.