Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Report: QB Edwards visits with Eagles

A couple weeks ago, reports surfaced that the Eagles worked out quarterback Trent Edwards.

Report: QB Edwards visits with Eagles

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Trent Edwards reportedly visited with the Eagles on Tuesday. (AP Photo / David Duprey)
Trent Edwards reportedly visited with the Eagles on Tuesday. (AP Photo / David Duprey)

A couple weeks ago, reports surfaced that the Eagles worked out quarterback Trent Edwards.

Apparently, they liked enough of what they saw to bring him in for a visit and have him take a physical yesterday, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Edwards, a third-round pick out of Stanford in 2007, has started 33 games (32 with the Bills and one with the Jaguars). He's completed 60.5 percent of his passes, but didn't get the ball downfield much, averaging just 6.5 yards per attempt. He's thrown 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

For his career, Edwards (6-4, 231) has averaged one INT every 30.9 attempts. As a point of reference, Michael Vick was picked off once every 30.2 attempts last season.

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In 2008, Edwards completed 65.5 percent of his passes and averaged 7.2 yards per attempt.

He spent the last preseason with the Raiders, but was released and never caught on with another team. Edwards is 29 years old.

The Eagles went 1-2 with Vince Young starting last season. They also lost two more games that Mike Kafka had to finish in place of Vick.

RotoWorld has a list out of potential free-agent quarterbacks. Here are some of the names: Chad Henne, Jason Campbell, Kyle Orton, David Garrard, Shaun Hill, Byron Leftwich, Sage Rosenfels, Brady Quinn, Drew Stanton, Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman, Dennis Dixon, Charlie Batch, J.P. Losman, Dan Orlovsky, A.J. Feeley, Jeff Garcia.

It seems unlikely that the Eagles will go with Kafka as the backup.

If the Birds decide to draft a quarterback and sign a veteran quarterback like Edwards to back up Vick, Kafka could find himself without a roster spot here.

Since Edwards was not under contract last season, the Eagles can sign him whenever they want. For many of the names on the list above, who were under contract last season, the Eagles would have to wait until the start of free agency (March 13 at 4 p.m.).

In case you missed it from Tuesday, I posted my thoughts on Andy Reid, Juan Castillo, Todd Bowles and Steve Spagnuolo.


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