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George Edwards enters his second tour of duty with the Dolphins after being named      linebackers coach on January 30, 2012. 
George Edwards enters his second tour of duty with the Dolphins after being named linebackers coach on January 30, 2012. 
George Edwards enters his second tour of duty with the Dolphins after being named      linebackers coach on January 30, 2012. 
Edwards returns to the Dolphins following a two-year stint (2010-11) with the Buffalo Bills where he served as the team’s defensive coordinator. While with the Bills, Edwards           implemented a base 3-4 defense, however the unit was versatile and played out of multiple fronts throughout his tenure. During his time with the Bills, defensive tackle Kyle Williams emerged as a defensive anchor and was named to his first Pro Bowl and produced career numbers in sacks (5.5) and fumble recoveries (two) in 2010. Also under Edwards’ watch in 2010, the Bills’ pass defense yielded an average of 192.0 passing yards per game to rank third in the AFC, while producing nine fumble recoveries to tie for fourth in the AFC and forcing 12 fumbles to tie for fifth in the AFC.
Prior to joining the Bills, Edwards spent five seasons (2005-09) as a linebackers coach for the Dolphins. His first three years with Miami were spent tutoring the linebackers before    focusing on the inside linebackers in 2008. Under Edwards, Zach Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl following both the 2005 and ’06 seasons and was named as the NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year for the 2006 season.
Before joining the Dolphins, Edwards served as the linebackers coach with the Cleveland Browns in 2004. That followed a two-year stint (2002-03) with the Washington Redskins,       including 2003 as the team’s defensive coordinator. Following the ’03 season, linebacker LaVar Arrington and cornerback Champ Bailey were selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad. In 2002, Edwards served as the Redskins’ assistant defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, as Arrington accounted for the most productive season of his NFL career with 107 tackles and 11 sacks and earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth. In addition, each of the team’s    starting linebackers, which also included Jesse Armstead and Jeremiah Trotter, surpassed the 100-tackle plateau.
Edwards began his NFL coaching career with a four-season stint (1998-2001) with the Dallas Cowboys, where he tutored the team’s linebackers. Under Edwards’ guidance, Dexter Coakley, a third-round draft choice in 1997, was selected to the Pro Bowl twice over this four-year span (1999, 2001), as he was Dallas’ second-leading tackler all four years.
Before embarking on his NFL coaching career, Edwards held collegiate assistant posts at Florida (1991), Appalachian State (1992-95), Duke (1996) and Georgia (1997). During his one-year tenure at Georgia, Edwards tutored a defensive line which included a pair of freshmen in Richard Seymour and Marcus Stroud, both of whom would be selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. 
A four-year letterman at Duke University, Edwards was a two-year special teams captain and an honorable mention All-ACC selection at linebacker in 1989.
A native of Siler City, N.C., Edwards and his wife, Jami, have a son, B.J.
George Edwards enters his second tour of duty with the Dolphins after being named linebackers coach on January 30, 2012. 
Edwards returns to the Dolphins following a two-year stint (2010-11) with the Buffalo Bills where he served as the team’s defensive coordinator. While with the Bills, Edwards implemented a base 3-4 defense, however the unit was versatile and played out of multiple fronts throughout his tenure. During his time with the Bills, defensive tackle Kyle Williams emerged as a defensive anchor and was named to his first Pro Bowl and produced career numbers in sacks (5.5) and fumble recoveries (two) in 2010. Also under Edwards’ watch in 2010, the Bills’ pass defense yielded an average of 192.0 passing yards per game to rank third in the AFC, while producing nine fumble recoveries to tie for fourth in the AFC and forcing 12 fumbles to tie for fifth in the AFC.
Prior to joining the Bills, Edwards spent five seasons (2005-09) as a linebackers coach for the Dolphins. His first three years with Miami were spent tutoring the linebackers before focusing on the inside linebackers in 2008. Under Edwards, Zach Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl following both the 2005 and ’06 seasons and was named as the NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year for the 2006 season.
Before joining the Dolphins, Edwards served as the linebackers coach with the Cleveland Browns in 2004. That followed a two-year stint (2002-03) with the Washington Redskins, including 2003 as the team’s defensive coordinator. Following the ’03 season, linebacker LaVar Arrington and cornerback Champ Bailey were selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad. In 2002, Edwards served as the Redskins’ assistant defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, as Arrington accounted for the most productive season of his NFL career with 107 tackles and 11 sacks and earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth. In addition, each of the team’s    starting linebackers, which also included Jesse Armstead and Jeremiah Trotter, surpassed the 100-tackle plateau.
Edwards began his NFL coaching career with a four-season stint (1998-2001) with the Dallas Cowboys, where he tutored the team’s linebackers. Under Edwards’ guidance, Dexter Coakley, a third-round draft choice in 1997, was selected to the Pro Bowl twice over this four-year span (1999, 2001), as he was Dallas’ second-leading tackler all four years.
Before embarking on his NFL coaching career, Edwards held collegiate assistant posts at Florida (1991), Appalachian State (1992-95), Duke (1996) and Georgia (1997). During his one-year tenure at Georgia, Edwards tutored a defensive line which included a pair of freshmen in Richard Seymour and Marcus Stroud, both of whom would be selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. 
A four-year letterman at Duke University, Edwards was a two-year special teams captain and an honorable mention All-ACC selection at linebacker in 1989.
A native of Siler City, N.C., Edwards and his wife, Jami, have a son, B.J.

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