In the time of positive news, hype, and excitement that is training camp, the only thing that really puts a damper on the good times is any kind of injury. The Falcons got a bit of a scare in that regard last week, when newly acquired wide receiver Bryan Edwards exited practice with what appeared to be an arm ailment.
The good news is that Edwards is already back at practice, per Kevin Knight, in a non-contact jersey. That hopefully means he’ll be ready to roll with no restrictions relatively soon.
Good news: WR Bryan Edwards is back out here at the start of practice wearing a yellow non-contact jersey. #Falcons— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) August 2, 2022
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We’re going to need to wait a little longer for an update. As our ace Falcons reporter Kevin Knight noted from Terry Fontenot’s remarks this morning, it’s a shoulder injury for Edwards, but there’s no word on whether he’ll join practice today. He wasn’t seen on the field in the early going.
#Falcons Terry Fontenot says WR Bryan Edwards has a shoulder injury, they checked it out. Not sure if he'll be practicing today or not.— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) August 1, 2022
Kevin told me that Fontenot didn’t sound overly concerned that this would be a long-term ailment, and the hope will be that this keeps him out of practice for a few days for rest and as a precaution rather than developing into something that causes Edwards to miss a ton of practice time and preseason games. Arthur Smith made that clearer in his remarks today, saying it was a "day-to-day" injury rather than something that will hold Edwards out for a while.
In terms of #Falcons WR Bryan Edwards, Arthur Smith described his shoulder injury as "day-to-day" and not something the team is concerned about long-term.— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) August 1, 2022
Edwards, a young and promising receiver the Falcons acquired for a song from the Raiders, figures to slot in as the #2 wide receiver in Atlanta this season. As long as he’s healthy, chances are that he’s going to have a strong season in this re-tooling Falcons offense, so we’ll hope he’s back on the field sooner than later.