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Raiders sign QB Edwards

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 2:54 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Trent Edwards on Saturday, according to Rep1 Sports, the firm that represents Edwards.

Edwards, 27, finished last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a five-year veteran with 33 starts. He joins a quarterback corps that includes Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller and Jordan La Secla.

Edwards’ last game against the Raiders came in 2008, when he rallied the Buffalo Bills from a 16-7 fourth-quarter deficit. He completed 14 of 19 for 182 yards and one touchdown on Buffalo’s final three scoring drives in the Bills 24-23 victory.

Sounds as if this means the end for Charlie Frye with the Raiders unless someone gets hurt or cut.

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  • 89052RAIDER

    Boller? Edwards? Kicked or punched?

  • J Hill

    Good Move!

    Too bad Gaither wasn’t healthy.

    Barnes is a signing at OT. Should’ve started over Walker last year.

  • lefty12

    Go Raiders

  • YoungAmerican

    Raiders’ remaining options in free agency:

    OT Jammal Brown
    OG Reggie Wells
    OG Brian Waters
    WR Malcolm Floyd
    WR Braylon Edwards
    FS Dashon Goldson
    FS Jarrad Page
    CB Antonio Cromartie

  • Raider Biff

    Woopity Doo!

  • Seymour Bush

    More camp fodder.

  • HairyBush

    16.HairyBush Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Did anyone watch NFL total access yesterday and see the segment with Mike Irvin? He is off the wagon I repeat he is off the wagon! That guy is a mess!

  • Raider Biff

    Edwards’ last game against the Raiders came in 2008, when he rallied the Buffalo Bills from a 16-7 fourth-quarter deficit. He completed 14 of 19 for 182 yards and one touchdown on Buffalo’s final three scoring drives in the Bills 24-23 victory.

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    Who was our D coach then? Sound familiar?

  • guest123

    Report: Pryor ineligible for supplemental draft

    Posted July 29, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. Posted July 30, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET

    By PFW staff So much for the Jon Gruden special. It looks like Terrelle Pryor will have to wait a year before he enters the NFL.

    According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the former Ohio State quarterback has been ruled ineligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft because the NCAA and OSU have yet to formally rule anything on him, and that needs to happen for him to enter the supplemental draft.

    **********

    And you can forget about Pryor now.

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Hey short camp at least he knows the system wern’t people happy when he was signed last year away from the jags?

  • J Hill

    Veldheer-Barksdale-Wiz-Carlisle-Barnes

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Skip Bayless liked Cowboys and Aliens. He gave it a B+

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    BREAKING NEWS – Sensing they are close to a championship, LeBron James plans to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles by Monday.

  • SilverNutSack

    I don’t understand how people can be so gloom and doom about this team. They are so young!! Its not like we are standing pat with a group of veterans who aren’t cutting it. I like our talent and I really like the coaches steering our talent. We are still looking forward to a big improvement IMO.

  • SilverNutSack

    # From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    BREAKING NEWS – Sensing they are close to a championship, LeBron James plans to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles by Monday.

    _________________________________

    lol

  • Deja vu

    Damn, this is crazy, and may add another if they deal Samuel!!

    AdamSchefter: As if they needed the help, Eagles now have two 2s, two 4s, two 5s and two 6s in 2012 draft. Talk about a well-run organization. [via Twitter]

  • SayItAintSoJoe

    Al needs to quit going thru the recycle bin and get a legit FA and resign ZM. Come on Mr Davis, lets get with the program.

  • lefty12

    JHill-Veldheer,Loper Wiz,Carlisle,Barnes.However,things will probably look entirely different by week 8.

  • guest123

    The Eagles have released RB Noel Devine.

  • SilverNutSack

    I would be thrilled if we bring in Waters, even if its just for a season… might be enough to gel these guys together this year and give them time to develop a bit, then bring in some more O-line talent next draft and we should be set.

  • guest123

    J Hill Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Veldheer-Barksdale-Wiz-Carlisle-Barnes

    **********

    so…not feelin it.

  • SayItAintSoJoe

    From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    BREAKING NEWS – Sensing they are close to a championship, LeBron James plans to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles by Monday.
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    I’m not B Essing here. I heard the Eagle were going after JaMarcus Russell to get him on the cheap, and make him a Right Tackle. Hear he’s weighing in at 410.

  • Raiders for life

    Just checked T. Edwards stats…no comment.

  • plataynegro

    I like the Edwards deal, as long as he was cheap! Very accurate, check down type, that shouldn’t lose any games for us on his mistakes. Not a risk taker, but we can win with screens, slants, and hopefully underneath stuff to the TE (Miller!)

  • Deja vu

    Skip Bayless liked Cowboys and Aliens. He gave it a B+

    ——————

    WTH, That’s a great way to waste 2 hours of your life.
    What did Skip give Never say never, A+?

  • SayItAintSoJoe

    Raiders for life Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Just checked T. Edwards stats…no comment.

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Please see my post #17

  • plataynegro

    Isn’t D.Graham the TE from Denver available? He is a fantastic blocker and Meyers and the rookies can help pick up the receiving side. Just a though if Miller moves on, I would rather have him, but he has to want to come back!

  • SayItAintSoJoe

    Raiders new theme slogan:

    We Will Find A Way

  • guest123

    Any move that pushes C. Frye off the roster is a good one.

  • RaiderDuck

    Could this mean Charlie Frye as maybe “Offensive Quality Control Coach” or somesuch? Dude’s always been a coach in waiting…

  • guest123

    When they said that Nnamdi’s salary demands where way out of whack, I was thinking $17M/year. But $12M? over 5 years. I got to believe that the salary wasn’t ever an issue. Either Al didn’t want Nnamdi anymore, or Nnamdi privately told Al “you can’t have me”.

  • YoungAmerican

    Maybe the Raiders can still make a move for Falcons OG Justin Blalock? They need some veteran help along the offensive line badly.

  • guest123

    I’m just excited that Al signed a body, anybody off another team. Thought the entire league had boycotted Al. But now that we got Edwards, dead silence. We all know the score. Raiders still stuck in neutral.

  • J Hill

    I don’t know Lefty.

    Why did we draft Barksdale? Thought it might be to play RT, but the pursuit of Gaither and now the signing of Barnes has me question whether it may have been LG that we drafted Barksdale to play?

    I’ve been saying all along I like our Oline because the changes we HAD to make at RT and C have been made. No way we could go with a RT that was pushing 400lbs. And I’m sorry, but Satele just was not that good, The coaches have been trying to replace him since last offseason.

    I like our new scheme, and I like the players we have.

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Agree with Silver nut our Last Super Bowl Team was all Vets after they all retire our got cut 8years in the tank.
    Vet List

    Gannon
    Wheatley
    Garner
    Kennedey
    Robbins
    T.Browm
    Rice
    Wiz

    Woodson Rod
    Romo

    Many More cant remember right now but we lost our whole Offence that i do Remember

  • Just Fire Baby

    Great move!!!

    Future potential disaster (Boller in a spot start) averted.

    I figured Gaither was damaged goods. A top-tier LT just doesn’t walk away from a great organization like Baltimore unless their is major question marks.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Jared Gaither just tweeted:

    JaredGaither Jared Gaither
    “Grateful & Blessed!”

  • Just Fire Baby

    2008, Edwards had about the same stats as Soup did.

    Potential is there, to at least not be such a major dropoff from Campbell if he gets dinged.

  • J Hill

    I’m just in no position to complain, lol.

    My biggest whining this offseason was about Walker, Carlisle, Satele, and Boeller.

    3 outta 4 have been replaced, and possibly all 4 if Campbell can take over for Carlisle, as expected.

    Al is da MAN!

  • RaiderDuck

    J Hill Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    I don’t know Lefty.

    Why did we draft Barksdale? Thought it might be to play RT, but the pursuit of Gaither and now the signing of Barnes has me question whether it may have been LG that we drafted Barksdale to play?

    ==========================================

    It’s entirely possible that we DID draft Barksdale to play RT, just not starting Week 1 of his rookie year. This year, he may well be a G, or even a backup. Or maybe he will be starting, just not right away. Barnes is not exactly a lock to hold down a starting job.

  • DKnight007

    Finally! The Raiders make a move that I thought was important and resign OT Khalif Barnes!

    He should compete immediately at RT and be used as a backup at LT if necessary. He can be that tackle eligible that he was last year and be in elephant packages.

    Gaither needs to lose weight before he signs on and then they can sign him on the cheap maybe.

    Raiders need to sign WR Malcolm Floyd, LB Channing Crowder, and resign Z Miller!

    Then sign another O-Linemen at a bargain.

    Good move to pickup Edwards and see what he can bring to the table at QB and as competition.

  • J Hill

    Thec,

    Floyd is running outta spots to sign with Minny picking up Jenkins.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Raiders resigned Sam Williams and Desmond Bryant. Woo Hoo!

  • DKnight007

    So did Gaither get signed by Raiders or not on the cheap?

  • lefty12

    JHill,it could look just as you say,but i think with the lack of OTAs and rookie camps,it will be awhile before Barksdale steps into the starting line-up.Same with B.Campbell.However,at some point during the season either or both could be starting.I do think Barksdale was brought in to play T though.Just not enough time to get him up to speed to start the season.

  • DaTruth91

    Sam williams???? there has to be young players that are undrafted and more viable then him…..smh i dont know why AL loves him so much

  • plataynegro

    Chekwa just got hurt at practice, hope this and the wrist aren’t a sign of things to come!

  • plataynegro

    DaTruth, I agree for the most part on Williams. But he has been outstanding on special teams.

  • Raider J

    Trent Edwards hmmmm a’ight for now I guess. 2011 #2-3 QB.
    Skillful but…
    37 games
    29 tds (pass + rush)
    30 ints
    14 fumbles (pass + rush)

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