After signing linebacker A.J. Edds to a one-year contract this past Thursday, the New England Patriots expect him to be healthy in time for training camp after suffering a knee injury last season.
Below is a breakdown of Edds’ contract.
Base salary: $480,000
Split: $303,000 (should he land on a reserve list)
Cap number: $480,000
There is an injury waiver as part of the deal, which might be related to knee injuries that have sidelined Edds in two of his NFL seasons.
Edds showed enough to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster back in 2011, as he has some versatility to line up at all the linebacker spots and be a factor on special teams. He missed last season with a knee injury but is expected to be ready for training camp.