Report: Ray Edwards will pass on Vikings' minicamp

Ray Edwards may be third fiddle on the defensive line for the Minnesota Vikings, but that doesn’t seem to matter to him in his offseason stance.

The veteran defensive end is among the many players in every city that was snagged by the CBA and prevented from reaching the open market. Edwards received the first-round tender offer from the team and predictably no one made a run at him as a restricted free agent. He’s scheduled to earn $2.5 million this season and that doesn’t cut it as far as he is concerned.

So Edwards is going to stay away. As long as he can. That means he doesn’t plan on attending the club’s mandatory minicamp from June 11-13, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, one that is only mandatory to players under contract. Unless Edwards does a 180 between now and then, he will not be under contract as he’s yet to sign his tender offer. He can wait until June 15 to put his name to paper before the club can reduce the offer.

Edwards has passed on the voluntary offseason program to this point. He had 8

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