Wide receiver Ben Edwards, who was impressive during the spring with the New York Giants before suffering a hamstring injury right before training camp that led to his release, has been added to the team's 53-man roster. Edwards is filling the roster spot of the suspended Odell Beckham Jr.
During the summer, Edwards spoke to Big Blue View and we discussed the 5-foot-10, 197-pound receiver's journey to the NFL. Give it a read, he's a player who has earned this chance.
To recap, Edwards tore an ACL toward the end of his senior season at the University of Richmond. He went undrafted as a result, and while the Giants and other teams took a look at him in 2014 he could never latch on with a team. The Giants were the only team to offer him an opportunity in 2015. He had an excellent spring before suffering a hamstring injury at the end of mandatory mini-camp. He was waived/injured July 31. Edwards was brought back to the practice squad on Nov. 17.
"That's all you need sometimes is that one team. Sometimes you just need that one team that likes you," Edwards told me in June. "They wanted to bring me back and see if I was ready to go this time and I was extremely excited for the opportunity and blessed that I was able to make the most of it."
This might be a one-week look for Edwards since Beckham will be back for the season finale. Still, congratulations to him.
NOTE: The Giants also added wide receiver Julian Talley to their practice squad.