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Raiders add third QB to roster

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 2:57 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders on Thursday signed veteran quarterback Trent Edwards, though he likely isn’t the long-term answer that coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are seeking this offseason.
Edwards entered the NFL in 2007, when he was a third-round selection of the Buffalo Bills out of Stanford. He spent his first four seasons with the Bills but he has bounced around the league the past three years.
Edwards, 30, was with the Raiders in training camp in 2011, but then-coach Hue Jackson settled upon veterans Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller.
He has played in 38 games, with 33 starts. In those games, he passed for 26 touchdowns and had 30 passes intercepted.
On Monday, Allen said he isn’t sure if the Raiders have their “quarterback of the future in the building right now.” He added that finding that player is a high priority this offseason.
The Raiders finished the season with two of the four quarterbacks on the roster that were with them in training camp – Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin. Along the way, the Raiders waived veteran Matt Flynn and fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson was signed off the Raiders practice squad by the Tennessee Titans.
The Raiders own the rights to the No. 5 pick in this year’s NFL draft, and this year’s draft is considered a quarterback-rich class.
In other news, the Raiders signed defensive tackles David Carter and Torell Troup.
Carter was a sixth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2011. Troup was picked by the Bills in the second round of the 2010 draft.

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  • prometheus

    Veldheer has gone up against premium pass rushers and has held his own. thats the only test

  • wildsach

    Lookin ahead to next season w/ optimism. DA will build-up this D. I like Olson, just not real crazy on Tarver. We’ll see what more depth brings on the D. Can’t be worse. Just hope we get Clowney or facsimile. Build this D is def #1.
    Go Silver & Black !

  • wildsach

    we got him IMO. Just needs more seasoning.

  • wildsach

    both actually. It was the worse poss situation.

  • wildsach

    couldn’t agree more. I think they know it……..any less than .500 unacceptable. They’ll be history.

  • wildsach

    i think we can forget Bortles. i see him going to Texans.

  • Howard Benner

    I would pick Bortles #1, but I think Houston wants a “plug & play” option. . .

  • Raiderfusion

    He was a talent, and the good they die young. RIP Rory you had a knack for lifting us out our doldrums like some of the other musicians who died too young.

  • Raider Rick

    Dumbest fans in America

  • Lawrence Jahn

    Sorry to disagree but if you have a dominant offensive line, you can win the Super Bowl with an average QB who doesnt make mistakes. The game is won in the trenches.

  • Joe_toronto

    And a good defense.

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