The Chicago Bears reduced their roster to the National Football League mandatory 53 players on Saturday by releasing 15 players. Chicago kept six wide receivers. Unfortunately, former Appalachian State University All-America and two-time Walter Payton Award winner (which goes to the best player in the nation at the FCS level) Armanti Edwards was not among them.



The Bears released Edwards on Friday. Edwards, a five-year NFL veteran, was with his third NFL team. He was originally taken traded by the New England Patriots to the Carolina Panthers and was selected in the third-round of the NFL Draft in 2009.


Edwards played for the Panthers for four seasons before being released. Edwards eventually signed with the Cleveland Browns before he was injured and was released in December of 2013.


Edwards caught four passes in four preseason games for 22 yards. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bears in June.



Photo Courtesy: Armanti Edwards, App State Athletics