SAN DIEGO - Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards on Monday confirmed that the New Orleans Saints offered to acquire him for a fourth-round draft pick.
General manager A.J. Smith apparently turned down the offer, instead seeking a second-round pick for Edwards, the Chargers' leading tackler in each of the past four seasons.
Edwards has been on the trading block since spring. Edwards confirmed he and Smith recently met about his situation. Edwards declined to provide details, but it's believed that Smith was unhappy that Edwards repeatedly asked for a contract extension leading up to this season, the last one on Edwards' contract.