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Edmunds tweeted "Rise and grind" shortly after the news broke that he won't be receiving the fifth-year option.
Edmunds also tweeted "Mood" along with the album cover of Pooh Shiesty's "Back in Blood" Feat. Lil Durk.
The Steelers have already placed the fifth-year option on free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, which was a no-brainer as he made the Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro the last two seasons. Since Fitzpatrick has made two Pro Bowls in his career, he'll earn $10.621 million on the fifth-year option. Edmunds would have made $6,753,000 on the fifth-year option.
Edmunds had the best year of his young career in 2020, but he still struggles to make impact plays and force turnovers. In his three years with the Steelers, he's produced just three interceptions.
Jarvis Jones, Artie Burns and Edmunds are the only Steelers first-round picks who have not received the fifth-year option since it was instituted in 2011.
Edmunds' brother Tremaine received the fifth-year option from the Bills today.