Mario Edwards



Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 28

Weight: 280 lbs

College: Florida State


PRO: The Titans signed Mario Edwards Jr. prior to Week 4 of the 2022 campaign to add depth and experience to the defensive front. The 6-foot-3-inch, 280-pounder came to the Titans having collected 118 tackles, 16.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and four passes defensed during seven NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2015-17), N.Y. Giants (2018), New Orleans Saints (2019) and Chicago Bears (2020-21). The Florida State product has also spent time on the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. Edwards Jr. originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick (35th overall) of the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft.

• In 2020, Edwards Jr. played in 15 games with the Bears and notched career-highs with four sacks and six tackles for loss.
• In 2015, Edwards Jr. was selected to Gil Brandt's NFL.com All-Rookie Team after posting 42 tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles for the Raiders.

• Edwards' father, Mario Edwards Sr., also played football at Florida State and went on to play five NFL seasons as a cornerback, four with the Dallas Cowboys (2000-03) and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004). The father and son duo both wore the same number (15) with the Seminoles.

• The Denton, Texas, native was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (35th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
• Waived by the Raiders on Sept. 1, 2018.
• Claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Giants on Sept. 2, 2018.
• Signed by the New Orleans Saints as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2019.
• Released by the Saints on Sept. 5, 2020.
• Signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent on Sept. 8, 2020.
• Released by the Bears on Aug. 30, 2022.
• Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to their practice squad on Sept. 4, 2022.
• Signed by the Titans to the team's active roster off of the Jaguars' practice squad on Sept. 26, 2022.

• Played three years at Florida State appearing in 36 games with 26 starts, primarily at defensive end. Totaled 89 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 23 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Helped the Seminoles capture the National Championship in 2013.
• As a junior (2014), started all 13 games and named All-ACC first team by the coaches and media. Established career-high marks with 44 tackles, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Ranked second on the team with three sacks.
• As a sophomore (2013), appeared in 12 games and made 11 starts at right end for the BCS National Champions which sported the nation's third-ranked total defense and No. 1 scoring defense. Selected third-team All-ACC selection by the league's coaches after totaling 28 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss with two fumble recoveries, one returned for a score, a forced fumble and an interception.
• As a freshman (2012), appeared in 11 games with two starts and registered 17 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed. Became the only true freshman to register a start for the Seminoles on defense.

• Attended two different high schools in Denton, Texas and was the near-consensus top rated prospect in the nation.
• Was a three-sport star athlete in football, baseball and track at Prosper High School, starting at defensive end for the state champion Eagles. Recorded 69 tackles and three sacks as a freshman on top of catching 17 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
• Transferred to Billy Ryan High School for his junior and senior seasons.
• As a senior (2011), Named the USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year and Texas Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after recording 72 tackles and 11 sacks. Earned All-American honors from USA Today, Parade, Sports Illustrated (second team) and ESPN. Was one of just four players given a perfect 100 rating by 247Sports, being named their Defensive Player of the Year.
• As a junior (2010), recorded 127 tackles, 50 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, leading the school to a state runner-up finish.
• Also competed as a shot putter in his final two years of high school, recording a top throw of 15.08 meters, finishing first in the 2012 Richardson Invitational.
• Follow Edwards Jr. on Twitter at @MarioEdwardsJr and on Instagram at @97_rio.
• Born Mario Lashun Edwards Jr. on January 25, 1994 in Gautier, Miss.


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Career Stats

Defense Career

2015Las Vegas Raiders1410422792023
2016Las Vegas Raiders202110000
2017Las Vegas Raiders1414271783.5000
2018New York Giants150141022001
2019New Orleans Saints1408623001
2020Chicago Bears150171064010
2021Chicago Bears1218262010
2022Tennessee Titans8210642010