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Mario Edwards Jr. Suspended to Start 2021 Season

The former Bears’ defensive lineman has been suspended two games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy.

Mario Edwards Jr. Suspension
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Mario Edwards Jr. has been suspended two games without pay for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Edwards Jr. played defensive end for the Bears in 2020, but he is no longer under contract with the Bears. He will be considered a free agent in March when the NFL year resets. He will serve his suspension with the team that signs him.

Edwards Jr. recorded 17 tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss, and seven QB hits in 15 games in his season with the Bears.

Mario Edwards Jr. Bears
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Edwards Jr. started his career as a second-round pick for the Oakland Raiders. He then bounced to the Giants, Saints, and most recently the Bears.

He was part of a revolving door of Bears linemen that moved around the line to cover Eddie Goldman’s spot. Goldman opted out of the season due to COVID-19.


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