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Trent Edwards: Jacksonville Jaguars Claim Former Buffalo Bills QB Off Waivers

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 19: Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills tries to avoid Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 19, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bills 34-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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James WalkerAnalyst IISeptember 28, 2010

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards off waivers.  Earlier this week, the Bills released Edwards after starting the season as their No. one quarterback.

In one week, the Jaguars have added three quarterbacks to the roster: Edwards and Todd Bouman, and Keith Null to the practice squad.

Do you think David Garrard is on high alert?  He should be.

Garrard started the season with a victory over the Denver Broncos at home, and then lost two straight with horrible performances at San Diego and back home this past weekend in Everbank Field.

For the season, Garrard is averaging 6.05 yards per game, and has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions.  His quarterback rating is 66.7.

Edwards, on the other hand, had a worse quarterback rating (58.3) when he was cut by the Bills, and had thrown 29 of 52 for 241 yards for one touchdown and two interceptions.

The future is very bleak for Garrard in Jacksonville, and Edwards may or may not be the answer to the Jaguars woes this year.  For 2011 and beyond, it's unlikely that Edwards will be given the nod for the starting job in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville has yet to release a player to make room for Edwards on the roster, so the official announcement is on hold until the player is officially informed.

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