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  Eagles | QB Edwards likes his opportunity    Tue May 8, 02:45 PM

Les Bowen, from the Philadelphia Daily News, reports veteran QB Trent Edwards likes the opportunity he's getting with the Eagles. "I feel like here, there's a lot of stability. The coaches have been here for years, the quarterback has been successful," Edwards said. "That's what was most exciting for me, was the opportunity to work with these coaches. The players in this organization are as talented as it comes, and for me in my position, and where I'm at in my career, I wanted that chance to come out here and do that ... every quarterback that's played in this system has done well. It's geared toward making the quarterback perform at a high level."

Footballguys view: Edwards will compete with Mike Kafka to be the primary backup behind Michael Vick. Rookie Nick Foles should be locked in as the third-string QB as he develops his pro game. This means Edwards or Kafka are in danger of losing their job as we don't expect the Eagles to carry four QBs.

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  Bengals | Team could add veteran QB in free agency    Sat Jul 9, 09:12 PM

Geoff Hobson, from Bengals.com, reports the team could be interested in adding a veteran West Coast offense QB to help groom rookie QB Andy Dalton. Some options for the team include Tarvaris Jackson, Trent Edwards, and Bruce Gradkowski.

Footballguys view: The team isn't going to add a big name QB with the investment they've made in Dalton. However, adding someone like Gradkowski makes a lot of sense. The veteran QB has a relationship with new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden from their days together in Tampa Bay and could keep the starting spot warm until Dalton is ready to take over.

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  Bills | QB situation as muddled as ever    Sat Jul 17, 11:01 AM

Pete Prisco, from CBSSports.com, reports the Buffalo Bills have been looking for a franchise quarterback ever since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired. As they enter training camp head coach Chan Gailey has declared an open competition for the spot between Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm.

Footballguys view: Edwards could easily win the starting job by the end of training camp, but has struggled with injuries and inconsistencies throughout his entire career. Fitzpatrick is the smartest player on the roster (Harvard grad), but he doesn't have a great overall skill set. Brohm may have the highest upside out of the group, but hasn't looked the same since his junior season under Bobby Petrino at Louisville. Bottom line - look elsewhere for your fantasy backup QB.

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  Bills | Gailey tips cap towards Brohm    Sat Jun 26, 04:56 PM

CBSSports.com reports Bills head coach Chan Gailey gave some parting words about his team's quarterback competition for the offseason by saying it's close. Gailey said he knows the pecking order of the three passers in his mind, but isn't saying what it is because "[I]t's still open. Don't read too much into who takes the first snap, who takes the second snap and who takes the third snap. Don't read too much into that. It's close."

Footballguys view: Throughout the history of the NFL several quarterbacks (Jim Plunkett, Rich Gannon, etc) have disappointed early in their career only to bounce back and become very productive in the league. Brian Brohm has the highest upside out of any of the Buffalo QBs, but he's never played up to his potential. It's not crazy to think that he might finally start to deliver now that he's being mentored by Chan Gailey - a coach who is known to get the most out of his quarterbacks (see Kordell Stewart, Tyler Thigpen).

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  Bills | Green says QB Edwards 'wants to lead'    Tue Jun 1, 06:55 PM

Chris Brown, from BuffaloBills.com, reports right tackle Cornell Green, the free agent signee from Oakland made unsolicited mention of Trent Edwards' leadership through the course of the offseason conditioning program up until now. "Trent is ready man, Trent is ready to go," said Green after Tuesday's practice. "He's talking to us every day. We're amongst him every day. We're just trying to jell right now." When asked to expand on what kind of leadership he's seen from Edwards, Green referenced how Edwards is carrying himself as well as interacting with teammates. "Just his confidence man," said Green. "He's confident with what he wants to do. He wants to lead a team. He's had some years in the league and he just wants to be able to get this team past that point of just being a good team and getting to the playoffs. He works with us every day. We eat breakfast together. We're chatting with him so I'm looking forward to working with him."

Footballguys view: Because of his experience Edwards has to be considered the front runner in the battle to win the starting QB job in Buffalo. However, he's been hampered by injuries and inconsistencies throughout his career. He will continue to compete in training camp with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm.

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  Bills | New regime sees QB Edwards as 'salvageable'    Tue Apr 27, 10:50 AM

Michael Blunda, from ProFootballWeekly.com, reports when QB Trent Edwards was banished to the bench last season in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, the general belief was that his days in Buffalo were numbered. After all, he appeared to lose his confidence and struggled mightily during the early part of the season before suffering a concussion. The way we hear it, though, the Bills' new regime plans to keep Edwards around, seeing him as a "salvageable" player. According to the 26-year-old passer, one of the reasons he took a step back in 2009 was because he was receiving mixed messages, with as many as three people in his ear at times all giving out different instructions and advice. Now that man in charge of the offense is well defined -- head coach Chan Gailey will be calling plays -- Edwards just has to worry about listening to one person.

Footballguys view: The Bills stayed away from quarterbacks like Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, and Jimmy Clausen. Instead they chose a developmental QB - Levi Brown (Troy) - in the seventh-round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Brown is years away from contributing, so that means the Bills are ready for Trent Edwards to lead the way. If Brian Brohm can play up to his potential then perhaps the QB competition in Buffalo will be more heated in training camp.

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