Ray Edwards' role within the Atlanta Falcons defense had been dwindling this season and now he has been cut by the team, per Jay Glazer:
Falcons are making a surprise move and releasing DE Ray Edwards, a big free agent pickup couple of years ago
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 13, 2012
At 27 years old, Edwards is still plenty young enough to make a long-term impact for a prospective franchise, even if Atlanta only deemed him worthy of playing 36.7 percent of defensive snaps this season.
The fact of the matter is that he is best served as a top-notch run defender and was not working out with the current direction of Atlanta's defense. So, where could he end up next?
Let's examine three options that make the most sense: