Parramatta have extended back-rower Kenny Edwards’ contract to the end of 2019 as they lock in key players after re-signing playmaker Corey Norman.
Edwards, who was off contract at the end of the season, became the third Eels player to re-sign this week after Danny Wicks and Norman.
“I am happy that we have been able to get this done,” Edwards said.
“I am thankful that the club has stuck by me and given me another three years.
“I had no hesitation in re-signing. I love the place and I want to stick around here.”
Edwards has enjoyed a breakthrough year with the Eels, playing all 22 games and proving a handful for opposition defensive lines.
He’s busted through a club-high 67 tackles, while also laying on five line-breaks for other players after missing all of last season with a knee injury.
“After returning from an ACL injury, Kenny has been one of our most consistent performers in 2016 and I am pleased he has committed to the club for the long-term,” coach Brad Arthur said.
“It’s a great outcome that more and more of our players are committing long-term to the club and I am sure our supporters will see the benefits of this in 2017 and beyond.”
The trio of re-signings are the Eels first major activity in the player market since the NRL salary cap scandal that engulfed the club earlier this year.