ROCHESTER, N.Y. – This deal comes as the second chance for Edwards after being cut by the Los Angeles Rams.
There has been a running clock in Earnest Edwards’ head since Nov. 23, 2019, the last time he laced a pair of cleats up for an actual football game. That clock has been ticking louder than ever this winter as he went without a football home, until he got a call from Edmonton last week.
The record-setting UMaine wideout will be playing football in 2021, as it was announced Edwards signed a deal with the Edmonton Football Team of the Canadian Football League. The deal is for one year, with a team option in the second year.
Last time we heard from Edwards, he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams in September during training camp after signing as an undrafted free agent.
While there are no hard feelings about his time there, the pandemic made it hard for Edwards to showcase his talents in camp.
“Really, all we had was practice, routes on air, knowing the plays…I’m not trying to blame it on COVID, none of that, it’s still in my hands, but I’m here now,” said Edwards.
Edwards has traveled all over the country to play football moving from his native Rochester, to Orono, before a stint in California, but has never left the country before.
His new deal with Edmonton will give him the opportunity to explore Canada and be back on the field once again.
“The environment that I’ve been in has never affected me no type of way, no matter where I was at, I’m just there to play football, so at the end of the day, I’m doing what I love,” said Edwards
The CFL season is scheduled to begin in June 2021.