SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Kenny Edwards of the Eels is tackled during the NRL Semi Final match between the Parramatta Eels and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have released forward Kenny Edwards, after the 28-year-old asked for a release from the club.

Edwards was recently stood down by the club after he was charged for driving with a suspended licence.

The charge was laid in mid-April, although Edwards only alerted the Eels of the incident last week.

Edwards' NRL future is now up in the air, given it's his third major indiscretion in recent years.

Parramatta's CEO Bernie Gurr released the following statement.

"Today Kenny Edwards, through his management company, requested a release from his NRL Playing Contract with Parramatta National Rugby League Club Pty Limited. This release was granted by the Club effective immediately.

"We thank Kenny for his on field contribution during his time with our Club and we wish Kenny and his family all the very best in the future."

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