Kasim Edebali
Edebali with the Denver Broncos in 2017
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-17) August 17, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Hamburg, West Germany
Career information
College: Boston College
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2014 2016)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     55
Sacks     8.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     1
Interceptions     0
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Kasim Edebali (born August 17, 1989) is a German-born American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Boston College and was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Early yearsEdit

Edebali, the son of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Stradford, and Turkish mother, Nesrin Edebali, grew up in Hamburg, Germany and played for the Hamburg Huskies. At age 18, he was recruited to play college football in Meriden, New Hampshire,[1] where he attended Kimball Union Academy as part of the USA Football International Student Program, and played high school football for two years. He attended Boston College where he redshirted his Freshman year and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Communications and Germanic studies in May 2013. As a defensive end for the Eagles, he was a co-captain and earned All-ACC second team honors as a senior.

College careerEdit

Edebali played 49 games for the Boston College Eagles, recording 166 tackles (88 solo), 11 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, 15 pass defenses, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. As a senior, started all 13 games, recording 67 tackles (36 solo), 9.5 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed and was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team by the league’s coaches as well as All-ACC third-team honors from the media. Edebali was a co-captain his senior year.

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On May 12, 2014, the New Orleans Saints signed Edebali as an undrafted free agent.[2][3] He earned a spot on the roster based on his pass-rushing and special teams abilities during preseason.[4] Edebali earned his first two career tackles against the Dallas Cowboys on September 28, 2014. On October 27, 2014, Edebali notched his first two sacks along with a forced fumble in the Saints' victory against the Green Bay Packers. Edebali finished his rookie season with the New Orleans Saints recording a total of 22 tackles (15 solo). He also recorded two sacks, and one forced fumble.

Denver BroncosEdit

On March 13, 2017, Edebali signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos.[5] He was waived by the Broncos on November 14, 2017.[6]

Detroit LionsEdit

On November 15, 2017, Edebali was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[7] He was waived by the Lions on December 13, 2017.[8]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On December 20, 2017, Edebali signed with the Los Angeles Rams, but was released a week later.[9]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)Edit

On December 28, 2017, Edebali was claimed off waivers by the Saints.[10]

Chicago BearsEdit

On June 7, 2018, Edebali signed with the Chicago Bears.[11] He was released on September 1, 2018.[12]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On November 20, 2018, Edebali was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals.[13]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On August 6, 2019, Edebali was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.[14] He was released during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[15]


  1. Kasim Edebali profile, New Orleans Saints
  2. Kasim Edebali profile, New Orleans Saints
  3. Mike Triplett, "Germany's Edebali could stick with Saints",, Aug. 27, 2014
  4. Mike Triplett, "Germany's Edebali could stick with Saints",, Aug. 27, 2014
  5. Swanson, Ben (March 13, 2017). "Kasim Edebali signs one-year contract with Broncos".
  6. Swanson, Ben (November 14, 2017). "Broncos waive Kasim Edebali".
  7. "Lions awarded LB Kasim Edebali via waivers from Denver". November 15, 2017.
  8. "Lions awarded DT Rodney Coe via waivers from Seahawks". December 13, 2017.
  9. Simmons, Myles (December 20, 2017). "Rams Place Allen on IR, Sign Edebali".
  10. Katzenstein, Josh (December 28, 2017). "Saints claim Kasim Edebali off waivers, place Hau'oli Kikaha on injured reserve".
  11. Alper, Josh (June 7, 2018). "Bears sign Kasim Edebali".
  12. Mayer, Larry (September 1, 2018). "Bears announce 53-man roster".
  13. "Brown and Brown To IR, Edebali Signed, Sharp and Wallace to Practice Squad". November 20, 2018.
  14. "Eagles lose defensive end Joe Ostman for the season, make other roster moves". August 6, 2019.
  15. "Eagles announce first wave of roster moves as team works toward 53-player limit". August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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