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Raiders Activate DE Mario Edwards Jr.

Posted Dec 23, 2016

The Oakland Raiders have activated DE Mario Edwards Jr. from the Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return List and added him to the active roster, the club announced Friday.

Defensive End Mario Edwards Jr.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have activated DE Mario Edwards Jr. from the Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return List and added him to the active roster, the club announced Friday.

Edwards Jr. was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Sept. 5 after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder was originally drafted by the Raiders in the second round (35th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in 14 games, making 10 starts and totaling 41 tackles (31 solo), two sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 15.

He played in 36 games over three seasons at Florida State from 2012-14, totaling 89 tackles (52 solo), eight sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.

In a corresponding transaction, the Raiders have placed LB Shilique Calhoun on the Reserve/Injured List.