The Indianapolis Colts today claimed outside linebacker Lavar Edwards off waivers and waived cornerback Darryl Morris.
Edwards, 6-4, 275 pounds, played in five games for the Carolina Panthers this season before being waived on October 18. He has seen action in 17 career NFL games (one start) and tallied 17 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack and two passes defensed in his time with the Panthers (2016), Chicago Bears (2015), Dallas Cowboys (2014) and Tennessee Titans (2013). Edwards was originally selected by the Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.
In 2016, Edwards played in five games for the Panthers and registered seven tackles (five solo), 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. He was signed to the Buffalo Bills active roster and spent the last five weeks of the 2015 regular season with the team but did not see any game action. Edwards spent most of the 2015 season on the Cowboys practice squad after appearing in one game with the Bears. He also spent time with the Oakland Raiders. In 2014, Edwards spent time on the Cowboys active roster and practice squad. He saw action in four games for Dallas and tallied one solo tackle. Edwards played in seven games (one start) as a rookie in 2013 and finished with nine tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed.
Morris, 5-10, 188 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on September 5, 2016. He played in all six games (one start) for Indianapolis this season and compiled 15 tackles (14 solo), one pass defensed and one special teams stop. Morris has seen action in 42 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 54 tackles (45 solo), seven passes defensed, one interception and one special teams stop.
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