Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Trent Edwards (11) scrambles during the third quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders sign Trent Edwards to future contract


The Oakland Raiders will be looking to find some consistency at the quarterback position during the offseason and they are off to an early start. The team recently announced that they have agreed to sign journeyman quarterback Trent Edwards to a reserve/future contract and he will provide some competition during camp.

Edwards had previously spent time with the Raiders back in 2011, but he was beat out for the back up job to Carson Palmer by Kyle Boller. He was released as a result.

Since being released by the Raiders, Edwards has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears.

Last season, Edwards was released by Chicago in the final cuts of the preseason and he never resurfaced on a roster for the remainder of the year. Now, he will get another shot at finding a home in the Bay Area.

In his career, Edwards has thrown for 6,033 yards with 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

He has previously started games for the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.

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  • James Holtslander

    Trent Edwards isn’t exactly the cure for inconsistency…. If we don’t go QB first pick in the draft. I will be very upset.

    • Phil Mokate

      James, I wouldn’t bet your next meal on that one! This is the beginning to a third season of horrible pics! Seriousely? This guy could not make it in arena football. Everyone brace yourself. Unless MD makes a move we are screwed. This is the first sign that nobody has a clue how to recognize talent. All this money and this is what they look at?

  • chas territo

    Another very dumb or questionable move by a confused team! I laugh uproariuosly at the Raiders!! Trent is not even an average quarterback! I know this from his bad days as a Buffalo Bill quarterback. Actually I thought he retired, because his name was, I though forgotten!? GO BILLS!!

  • AF AF AF

    Someone… Anyone explain this dumb move??? Edwards is not good… The Jags let him go!!! Please tell me this is just for our 3rd qb spot to be filled until further notice!

    • Ricky Bobby

      This is DA infatuation with WHITE NON ATHLETIC QB’s and try to make them out of nothing like Leinart, Flynn & MM.PATHETIC

  • PJ

    This is the welcome mat to all of you who believe DA should keep his job and have been fighting his cause. This is nothing compared to whats coming because being stuck on stupid means history is bound to repeat itself. MD has GOT TO STOP THIS !!!