Lavar Edwards
No. 95 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-04-29) April 29, 1990 (age 30)
Gretna, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:Desire Street Academy (LA)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2013)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* SEC champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:23
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Lavar M. Edwards (born April 29, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Edwards attended Desire Street Academy high school. He was ranked among one of the top 40 prospects in the state of Louisiana by[1] During high school, He was named to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Lavar Edwards
Defensive end
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Desire Street Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 300 lb (140 kg) 4.9
(According to
Jan 26, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 23 (TE)   Rivals: 42 (DE), 33 (Louisiana)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College careerEdit

He accepted a scholarship to play at Louisiana State University for coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football team from 2009 to 2012. In his last two years, he played defensive end behind Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery.

He finished his college career with a total of 96 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.[2] On January 25, 2013, he was selected to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 277 lb35 1/2 in10 in 4.80 s 33.0 in 119 ft 0 in

Tennessee TitansEdit

Edwards was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing defensive end in defensive coordinator Jerry Gray's 4-3 defense. As a rookie, he was inactive for nine games, played in 7 contests (one start), while registering 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback pressure and a pass defensed.

The next year defensive coordinator Ray Horton was hired to change the defense to a 3–4 alignment, so he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick (not exercised) on August 30, 2014.[4]

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)Edit

Edwards was waived on September 20, 2014,[5] with this pattern repeating two additional times during the season, until being re-signed to the practice squad on November 3. He was placed on the injured reserve list on December 10, finishing with 10 tackles. He was cut on September 6, 2015, to make room for running back Christine Michael.

Oakland RaidersEdit

A day after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys, Edwards was claimed by the Oakland Raiders. On September 11, 2015, he was cut to make room for linebacker Aldon Smith.

Chicago BearsEdit

On September 16, 2015, he was signed by the Chicago Bears. He was released on September 25.

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)Edit

On September 29, 2015, Edwards was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.[6]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On December 1, 2015, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills from the Cowboys practice squad. On September 2, 2016, he was released by the Bills as part of final roster cuts.[7]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On September 4, 2016, Edwards was claimed off waivers by the Panthers.[8] He was released on October 18, 2016.[9]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Edwards was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 2016.[10] He was released by the Colts on December 15, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad.[11][12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017.[13] On September 2, 2017, Edwards was waived by the Colts.[14]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On December 13, 2017, Edwards was signed by the Cleveland Browns.[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lavar Edwards LSU Tigers profile".
  2. "Lavar Edwards LSU Statistics".
  3. "Russell Shepard, Lavar Edwards Set for Senior Bowl". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  4. Wyatt, Jim (August 30, 2014). "Titans cut Maikon Bonani, Moise Fokou; Edwards traded". Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  5. MacMahon, Tim (September 20, 2014). "LB Keith Smith moves up to 53-man roster". Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  6. Helman, David (September 29, 2015). "Cowboys Sign DE/DT David Irving From Kansas City; Make Practice Squad Move". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  7. Brown, Chris (September 2, 2016). "Vets Felton and Lawson headline Bills cut to 53".
  8. Gantt, Darin. "Panthers claim defensive end Lavar Edwards from the Bills".
  9. "Panthers bring back TE Scott Simonson". October 17, 2016.
  10. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves".
  11. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". December 15, 2016.
  12. "Indianapolis Colts Make Practice Squad Move". December 19, 2016.
  13. "Indianapolis Colts Sign Seven Players to Reserve/Future Contracts". January 2, 2017.
  14. Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts".
  15. "Browns add DE Lavar Edwards, OL Geoff Gray and WR Matt Hazel". December 13, 2017.

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