Lake Forest, IL (Sports Network) - Seeking some experienced depth at the
quarterback position, the Chicago Bears signed onetime Buffalo starter Trent
Edwards to a one-year contract on Sunday.
Edwards opened 32 games for the Bills over his first four NFL seasons from
2007-10, but was waived early in the 2010 campaign following the emergence of
Ryan Fitzpatrick to the No. 1 role. He was subsequently claimed by
Jacksonville and appeared in three games with one start for the Jaguars that
year, then was out of football in 2011 before serving as the third quarterback
for Philadelphia last season.
The 29-year-old has thrown for 6,033 yards with 26 touchdowns and 30
interceptions over 38 overall NFL games, while completing 60.6 percent of his
Edwards gives Chicago five quarterbacks currently on the roster, with the team
signing fellow veteran Jordan Palmer on Saturday. However, Matt Blanchard, who
opened camp as the No. 3 signal-caller behind Jay Cutler and Josh McCown, is
currently sidelined with a fractured knuckle on his non-throwing hand.
To make room for Edwards, the Bears waived wide receiver Jerrell Jackson.
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