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What role will Mario Edwards play for Chicago Bears

When looking at the Chicago Bears’ interior defensive line, it is hard not to see Mario Edwards having a big role. The team will rely on Justin Jones and Angelo Blackson as their starters, but neither has taken a full workload, and both will need some depth to support them.
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Andy Dalton, Mario Edwards Removed from Reserve/COVID-19 List

The Chicago Bears public relations team announced Thursday that they’ve removed quarterback Andy Dalton and defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Dalton, who began the season as the starting quarterback before rookie Justin Fields came into his own, was placed on the list on December 18...
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Activated from COVID-19 list

The Bears activated Edwards from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports. Edwards was unavailable for 10 days due to the league's COVID-19 protocols, but he'll now return to practice. The 27-year-old has missed three of the last four games but could serve as a starter Sunday against Seattle since Bilal Nichols (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Not activated Monday

Edwards wasn't reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Monday's game against the Vikings, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports. Edwards will miss his fifth game of the season after he was placed on the list Dec. 13. According to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Edwards is unvaccinated, and because he wasn't reinstated to the roster after completing the five-day quarantine associated with players deemed to be high-risk close contacts, it's safe to conclude that the defensive end tested positive for the virus. That means Edwards will have to complete a 10-day quarantine period from his initial positive test, putting his availability for the Bears' Week 16 matchup with the Seahawks in question.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Goes on COVID-19 list

The Bears placed Edwards on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Edwards returned from a two-game absence due to a rib injury to play 19 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Packers, but he now finds himself at risk of missing time due to a new issue. According to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Edwards is unvaccinated, so he'll be away from the team for a minimum of five days even if he's been deemed a close contact of an infected person. If Edwards has tested positive himself, he'll be out for at least 10 days, meaning he won't be available to play in the Bears' Week 15 game against the Vikings next Monday.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Moves to COVID list

Edwards (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Edwards returned from a two-game absence due to a rib injury Sunday against the Packers, but he now finds himself on the COVID list. It's unclear whether he tested positive for the virus or if he's considered a close contact, but he'll be unavailable until he clears the health and safety protocols regardless.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Will play Sunday

Edwards (ribs) is active Sunday against the Packers. Edwards has been absent from the Bears' previous two games. After logging consecutive full practices Thursday and Friday, he'll make his return to the field. The seven-year veteran should resume a rotational role on the Bears' defensive line, where he's compiled seven tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed across eight games.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Logs full practice

Edwards (ribs) logged a full practice Thursday. Edwards missed each of Chicago's last two games and logged a limited session Wednesday, so the latest development is an encouraging sign ahead of his potential availability for Sunday's game against the Packers. Edwards has seven tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks and one pass defended through eight appearances in 2021.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Out again Week 13

Edwards (ribs) has been ruled out for the Bears' Week 13 game against the Cardinals. The 27-year-old will miss his second consecutive contest while nursing the ribs injury. As a result of Edwards being out, Bilal Nichols will again get the start at right end.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Out Week 12 with rib injury

Edwards is inactive for Thursday's game against the Lions due to a rib injury. Listed as questionable heading into the day, Edwards was listed as a full participant on the Bears' first two practice reports of the week before downgrading to limited activity Wednesday. The step back in terms of on-field reps looks like it was enough to keep Edwards sidelined for the first time since Week 2. When healthy, Edwards has filled a minor rotational role along the defensive line, as he's played no more than 40 percent of the defensive snaps in any of his eight appearances.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Notches sack in debut

Edwards posted two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Browns. It was a long afternoon for the Bears, but Edwards managed to notch a sack in his season debut. However, Edwards played just 26 percent of the snaps, so we can't count on him for IDP purposes.
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Bears' Mario Edwards: Suspension uplifted

Edwards officially had his suspension uplifted by the league Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports. Edwards was handed a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances following the 2020 season. He has now completed that ban and will be available for the Bears going forward. The 27-year-old recorded a career-high four sacks in 2020.
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2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 23: Mario Edwards is underrated

We are now onto number 23 in our ranking of the top Chicago Bear players. This list focuses solely on 2021 and what these players can and will provide this upcoming season. We are forecasting how impactful a career year could be and at the same time how devastating it would be to get a down year.
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Bears signing Mario Edwards to three-year extension after career-best season in Chicago, per report

The Chicago Bears made sure Mario Edwards didn't test the open market, agreeing to sign the veteran edge rusher to a three-year contract worth $11.55 million (per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport). Edwards will receive $4.5 million in the first season of the deal. The former second-round pick had a career season with the Bears in 2020 in a reserve role, showcasing to the franchise the 27-year-old pass rusher was worth keeping around heading into his prime years.
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Roundup: Bears, DE Mario Edwards agree to terms on 3-year, $11.55M deal

Following a career-high four sacks in 2020 for the Chicago Bears, defensive end Mario Edwards agreed to a three-year deal with the Bears, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sunday. The new pact will see Edwards earn $11.55 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Edwards will garner $4.5 million in...
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