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Donnie Edwards Redux

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Donnie Edwards, despite being in the league for ten years, is still a fantastic pickup for the Chiefs. Check out his career stats.

Year Team G Total Tkl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
1996 Kansas City Chiefs 15 21 17 4 0 1 22 22 22 0 1
1997 Kansas City Chiefs 16 101 79 22 2.5 2 15 7.5 12 0 6
1998 Kansas City Chiefs 15 122 78 44 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
1999 Kansas City Chiefs 16 122 97 25 3 5 50 10 28 1 3
2000 Kansas City Chiefs 16 132 113 19 1 2 45 22.5 42 1 3
2001 Kansas City Chiefs 16 129 97 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
2002 San Diego Chargers 16 128 100 28 0 5 95 19 46 1 5
2003 San Diego Chargers 16 161 122 39 0.5 2 27 13.5 15 0 6
2004 San Diego Chargers 16 150 104 46 1 5 49 9.8 30 1 8
2005 San Diego Chargers 16 152 112 40 3 2 15 7.5 14 0 9
2006 San Diego Chargers 16 141 97 44 2.5 3 11 3.7 8 0 4
TOTAL 174 1359 1016 343 21.5 27 329 12.2 46 4 51


I know tackles aren't a very good indicator of talent but just as food for thought, Kawika Mitchell was our leading tackler last year with 82 tackles. Much like Marty Schottenheimer, Edwards had issues with Chargers' GM AJ Smith after Edwards requested a contract extension. You know the relationship is soured when a 14-2 team loses one of its best defensive players to a division rival. As you can see, Donnie Edwards' numbers are pretty damn consistent. He is not a gamble by any means.

**NOTE** Throw in your two cents on Jordan Black over at the Battle Red Blog, where I wrote a diary about Black.

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