Edwards was a 5th round pick (142 overall) by the Tennessee Titans in the 2013 draft out of LSU. He spent one season in Tennessee appearing in 7 games with one start. Following that season he was traded to the Cowboys for a 7th round pick. He appeared in four games last season for the Cowboys.
Edwards has a just 10 career tackles (6 solo) in his two seasons in the NFL. He had 7 combined tackles this preseason along with 2.0 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 QB hurries.
The team has placed Chimdi Chekwa on injured reserve which cleared the roster spot for the acquisition of Edwards.
In total, the Raiders have made three waiver claims this preseason along with LB Lorenzo Alexander from Arizona and S Keenan Lambert from Seattle.