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Bills sign safety Mike Edwards to one-year deal

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The Bills have made an addition to their secondary. Safety Mike Edwards has signed a one-year deal with Buffalo.

Edwards felt like Buffalo was the right next step in his career due to their culture and staff.

"The culture, the coaching staff, they sold me very well," Edwards said. "(It's) safety-friendly. The two guys they had were phenomenal over the past seven years. So, I felt like I could come in and take on that role and try to get better and try to improve every week."

Edwards most recently played for Kansas City where he recorded one interception, five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one fumble recovery for a touchdown and 51 total tackles in 17 games, including five starts.

The safety believes several factors separate him from others at the position.

"I feel like my instincts are high," Edwards shared. "Just seeing where the quarterbacks or different routes might be coming in and setting up at...taking the ball away is the biggest thing for me."

Edwards is on his third team as he also spent 2019-2022 with the Buccaneers and played in 58 games with 23 starts. Over those four seasons, Edwards racked up seven interceptions, three pick-sixes, 21 passes defensed, 184 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

When it comes to pairing his skillset with a new team, the safety knows it'll be the right fit because he's spent multiple years watching Buffalo from afar.

"Watching them from afar, it seems that they come together and play as a group," Edwards said. "They seem like they always have eyes on the football, always trying to have all 11 guys on the football. ... I feel like I can be apart of something special on this defense."

He's a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning Super Bowl LV with the Buccaneers and Super Bowl LVIII with the Chiefs. Edwards is ready to take what he learned from those Super Bowl teams to Buffalo.

"You can pick up on some things that you can translate over to the next team and try to give a little insight on what it takes to win the Super Bowl," Edwards shared. "What it takes to get over the hump, what it takes to win those games week in and week out...I have all the confidence in the world that we can do that and get to the Super Bowl and finally make it happen."

The safety was originally drafted by the Bucs in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Kentucky and is from Cincinnati, Ohio.