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Former Gamecock wide receiver is traded to Atlanta

Bryan Edwards is headed back to the Southeast after he was traded by the Raiders to the Atlanta Falcons.
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Las Vegas Raiders' Bryan Edwards (89) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

ATLANTA — Bryan Edwards has a new NFL home..

The former South Carolina receiver has been dealt by the Raiders who shipped him and a seventh-round pick in next year's NFL Draft to the Falcons for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

A third-round selection by the Raiders in 2020, Edwards came into his own last season as he caught 34 of 59 targets for 571 yards and three touchdowns. He played in 16 games, making 12 starts.

After four years in the South Carolina program, Edwards ending up setting school records with 234 career receptions and 3,045 career receiving yards. He also set the program record for consecutive games with a catch (48).  

The Conway native ranks third in school history with 22 career receiving touchdowns, one behind record holders Sidney Rice and Alshon Jeffery. He very well could have tied or broken the record but he missed the final two games of the 2019 season with a knee injury.  

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