Bills Release Trent Edwards

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On the heels of a promising 2010 debut by Ryan Fitzpatrick in a close Week 3 loss at New England, the Buffalo Bills made another decision at the quarterback position Monday releasing Trent Edwards.

Head coach Chan Gailey will be addressing the media at 3 pm to offer further comment on the club’s decision.

The former third-round pick had a star-crossed career with the Bills. As a rookie he stepped in for an injured J.P. Losman and played well helping Buffalo post four victories in 2007. He went on to earn the starting job in 2008 and had his best season to date, completing more than 65 percent of his passes while throwing for just under 2,700 yards.

But after a 5-1 start, the team could not put wins together and Edwards’ play suffered as the team limped to a 7-9 finish.

In 2009 Edwards’ play took a noticeable step back as several offensive changes compromised the offensive unit’s effectiveness. Edwards’ play became considerably more conservative and he was eventually benched by interim head coach Perry Fewell after Week 10 last season.

Edwards appeared to rebound under new head coach Chan Gailey with one of the most promising preseasons of his career, but in the first two weeks of the 2010 season some of the shortcomings of his play in 2009 returned and he was benched this past week serving as the team’s backup quarterback.

In his career with Buffalo, Edwards appeared in 34 games making 32 starts. He completed just under 61 percent of his passes (60.9) throwing for 5,739 yards with 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions and a passer rating of 76.8.

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