Report: Ray Edwards Waived by Falcons for Not Taking Part in Team Gathering

In Week 10, the Atlanta Falcons saw their chances at a perfect season dashed by the rival New Orleans Saints. Following the defeat, head coach Mike Smith called a team huddle.

Apparently, defensive end Ray Edwards didn’t get the memo that he was a part of the team, as it reportedly took him three requests and an ordering from his teammates to join the huddle. NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer suggested this was the reason that Edwards was waived by the Falcons a day later.

Edwards signed a huge free-agent deal to play in Atlanta, and his release demonstrates a culture change in the locker room for the Falcons franchise. Edwards’ big contract and early release should serve as a warning to all NFL teams looking to pay up for veteran acquisitions.

Owner Arthur Blank was also reportedly in the locker room when the incident occurred, and when the boss sees you aren’t complying to the coach’s request, there’s a good possibility you’re heading out the door.

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Ray Edwards

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