By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Dwan Edwards – Signed by the Bills in 2010

Defensive lineman Dwan Edwards was a member of the Baltimore Ravens from 2003 to 2009, although he did miss the entire 2008 season with back surgery. In that time, he had a total of two sacks. Let’s repeat that – two.

Still, the Bills thought they saw something in Edwards, and signed him to an $18 million contract over four years. The defensive tackle stayed for two seasons, and at least improved his career sack total with 3.5 more tackles of quarterbacks. Buffalo had Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams set to play Edwards’ position, and so Edwards was cut shortly before the 2011 season.

The Panthers picked him up a few weeks later, and he eventually moved into the starting lineup. He had six sacks for Carolina in 2011 alone. Edwards had an 11-year NFL career, but the Buffalo years were not worth remembering except for the reminder that sometime free-agent signings don’t work out well.

They still love him in Montana, at least:

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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