Edds’ story is about survival




A.J. Edds understands perhaps better than anyone that the NFL is a business.

A Darwinian vocation in the purest sense, only the fittest of the fit survive in what is arguably the most hypercompetitive, physically punishing environment imaginable. To do so requires two qualities in mass quantities — health and skill.

Edds, a former star at Greenwood Community High School, has always been blessed with the latter but not so much with the former.

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