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Straight-forward 1-year deal for Edds

The contract signed by linebacker A.J. Edds with the Patriots on Thursday is a straight-forward one-year deal that reflects a player who was looking for an opportunity.

Base salary: $480,000

Split: $303,000 (should he land on a reserve list)

Bonuses: $0

Cap number: $480,000

There is an injury waiver as part of the deal, which might be related to knee injuries that have sidelined Edds in two of his NFL seasons.

Edds showed enough to make the Patriots' 53-man roster back in 2011, as he has some versatility to line up at all the linebacker spots and be a factor on special teams. He missed last season with a knee injury but is expected to be ready for training camp.