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Dolphins sign CB Edwards to one-year deal

DAVIE, Fla. (April 4, 2005) -- Cornerback Mario Edwards signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Edwards could wind up being a replacement for longtime starting cornerback Patrick Surtain, who is being sought by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dolphins coach Nick Saban said last week that trading Surtain remains an option, but also said he's still hopeful Surtain could remain in Miami.

A five-year veteran, Edwards has played in 73 games, including 50 starts. He spent four years with Dallas after going there as the Cowboys' sixth-round draft pick in 2000, then played last season for Tampa Bay -- which had the NFL's top pass defense.

Edwards, a member of Florida State's 1999 national championship team, has four interceptions and three fumble recoveries in his pro career.

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