Bills QB Trent Edwards, who sustained a concussion in Week 6 against the Jets, will not play this week against the Houston Texans. Coach Dick Jauron had the following to say on the subject:
Trent is following right along with the protocol for a head injury, but he will not play this week. From what I understand from our doctors that’s the proper protocol. That’s the conservative approach and that’s the approach that we’ll take.
Edwards was limited from all physical activities last week, though he will begin to work out this week. Whether those workouts are with the team is unclear. What is clear is that backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick – who is unofficially 2-0 this season – will get the nod this weekend before the Bills head into the bye week. Fitzpatrick has yet to make any truly inspiring plays, but hasn’t turned the ball over either.
When asked if Edwards would be the starter when he returns Coach Jauron said, “we we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” Whether those words indicate a possible quarterback controversy is up for interpretation. BLD’s best guess is that as of today Edwards is still number numero uno on the depth chart, but if Fitzpatrick is able to pull out another win against a solid Texans squad we should expect that to change.