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Broken Thumb Sidelines Mike Edwards at the NFL Combine

Mike Edwards’ athletic ability will not be tested at the NFL Combine.

The former Kentucky safety brought a cast with him to Indianapolis.  Edwards broke his right thumb while participating in the Senior Bowl last month.  The injury will force him to sit out of all physical activities at the NFL Combine.

Timing was not on his side.  The cast is set to be removed March 6, just days after he was scheduled to run in the Combine.  Edwards expects to be at 100 percent in time for Kentucky’s Pro Day later this month.

Even though he cannot perform in front of teams, Edwards can talk to teams in Indianapolis.  He’s met with almost every team, the longest of which lasted about an hour with the Buffalo Bills.  Versatility is Edwards’ primary selling point.

“I can bring versatility to a team, come in and play right away, and make a big impact for the team,” Edwards told KSR.  “I can fill any spot that’s needed on the back end.  I feel like I can play a lot of spots, which is big; a lot of teams need that.”

When he isn’t spending time with NFL teams, he’s hanging out with his UK teammates.  Darius West, Lonnie Johnson and Derrick Baity are participating in the same events Sunday afternoon before they take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium tomorrow morning.  While Josh Allen and Jordan Jones worked out on the field, Edwards threw jabs at Josh from the convention center.


There’s much more to come from the Combine shortly.  Until then, enjoy Edwards’ entire interview with KSR.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR