Raiders Activate DE Mario Edwards Jr. & Place LB Shilique Calhoun On I.R.


The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they’ve officially activated DE Mario Edwards Jr. from injured reserve and placed LB Shilique Calhoun on the list.

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 before officially being designated as their player to return from injured reserve a few weeks ago.

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.

Calhoun, 24, was taken in the third round of this year’s NFL draft by the Raiders. He’s currently in the first year of his four-year, $3.29 million contract and stands to make base salaries of$565,000 and $660,000 over the next two years.

In 2016, Calhoun appeared in 10 games and recorded eight tackles, no sacks and a pass defense for the Raiders.

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