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George Edwards | Defensive Lineman

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (51) / 1/16/1967
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Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports George Edwards will return as Vikings defensive coordinator.
Marvez originally reported Edwards was out as defensive coordinator, then later retracted after misreading a text. Edwards presided over one of the NFL's best defenses in 2017, and his removal would have been a surprise barring some sort of falling out behind the scenes with Mike Zimmer. Feb 5 - 3:50 PM

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George Edwards will not return as the Vikings' defensive coordinator.

It's a surprise in that Edwards presided over one of the NFL's top defenses and generated some head-coaching interest early in the search phase. Mike Zimmer is a defensive-minded coach, so perhaps the two had too many disagreements. The Vikings' defense didn't show up in the NFC Championship game, getting worked over by Nick Foles for 352 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-7 blowout.
Feb 5 - 3:44 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears requested to interview Vikings DC George Edwards for their head-coaching vacancy.

Edwards has been the Vikings' defensive coordinator since coach Mike Zimmer got the job in 2014. Zimmer runs the show on defense, but Edwards obviously has a hand in things. He's never been a head coach at any level. The Vikings have one of the best defenses in the league, but Edwards would seem to be a serious long shot for the Bears' gig. He'd fulfill the Rooney Rule.
Jan 3 - 10:35 AM

Vikings DC George Edwards will not be suspended for his May drunk driving arrest.

That's sure to raise some eyebrows amongst the players. The Vikings insist that Edwards was "significantly disciplined." This is probably the last we'll hear of the issue.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Vikings DC George Edwards was arrested for drunk driving in May.

Edwards ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving in August. Overseeing one of the league's top defenses, Edwards could be facing a short suspension.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Vikings hired Dolphins LBs coach George Edwards as defensive coordinator.

New coach Mike Zimmer is assembling his staff quickly. Edwards is on board to help Zimmer run the defense, while Norv Turner is expected to be named the offensive boss shortly. Edwards, 47 on Thursday, coached Miami's linebackers the past two seasons. He previously worked as the Bills' defensive coordinator from 2010-2011. Edwards also coordinated the Redskins' defense in 2003. He and Zimmer worked together on the Cowboys' defensive staff in 2001.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 09:18:00 AM

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