Adam Schefter confirms the news and adds that the Raiders are trading Edwards and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Falcons for a 2023 fifth-round pick.
The Falcons could use receiver help and taking a flyer on Edwards makes some sense. It was unlikely that Edwards was going to see an expanded role with the Raiders acquiring Davante Adams this offseason.
Edwards, 23, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2020. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $4,692,454 rookie contract that includes a $972,695 signing bonus.
In 2021, Edwards appeared in 16 games for the Raiders and caught 34 passes for 571 yards receiving and three touchdowns.