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.