Edwards backs out of transfer portal, coming back to Hogs

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Linebacker Deon Edwards will be coming back for a sixth year with Arkansas announcing Tuesday he’s withdrawn from the transfer portal after just a few days.

In 2020, Edwards played just six snaps all season … in the last two games of the year.

Most of his playing time has come on special teams where he has 465 snaps compared to just one 47 on defense.

Only three of 19 scholarship seniors from the 2020 season have not announced what they plan to do with the eligibility relief granted by the NCAA in response to the coronavirus pandemic: linebacker Hayden Henry, wide receiver Tyson Morris and kicker A.J. Reed.

Eight players decided to come back for another year: linebacker Grant Morgan, offensive linemen Ty Clary and Myron Cunningham, tight end Blake Kern, running back T.J. Hammonds, wide receiver De’Vion Warren and defensive end Dorian Gerald.

Returning seniors do not count against the 85-man scholarship limit.