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Raiders add third QB to roster

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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  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    Texans open to trading top pick:

    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=10238006

  • W.J

    You contradict yourself. First you preach consistency and staying the course. And then in the next breath say “jettison the horrible players” with no thought of continuity. Perhaps in the name of continuity we keep some of those horrible players and coach them up. Forgive them for their transgressions just as you forgive DA for his.

    Also if the first two years is purely deconstruction and jettisoning the “trash” then it doesn’t make one bit of difference who we have at coach for the first 2 years. You tacitly admit that those two years are losing years. According to you (and I agree) the time of rebuilding begins in 2014. I would argue this new rebuild could just as easily start with a new coach as with the previous 2 year loser. I mean again, his task- according to you- was to primarily oversee the losing phase of the 4 year plan. RM specifically hired a 2 year loser at coach.

    The continuity argument works if and only if you have a competent effective coach. DA has yet to demonstrate he is such a coach. He may well prove to be so. But to denigrate anyone for wishing to see him replaced based on the continuity argument is rather myopic.

    And comparing DA to Coughlin or Tomilson is just absurd.

  • TrevJo

    They kept McFadden because 2012 and 2013 were deconstruction and his contract expired at the end of 2013. Therefore there’s no harm to the 2014+ plans.

    Flynn is a different matter entirely.

  • Rico Stifler

    Injuries hit the Falcons hard this year. I knew he wasn’t gonna get fired. makes no sense to fire him for something that was out of his control.

    How did you get the name Seymour Bush? It is supposed to be SEE MORE BUSH from the frequency at which you like to blow domes?

  • DutchRaid

    Too bad you didn’t change your FF pic/logo to the Davis Bowlcut logo…flush him out

  • seymour bush

    Well, we need a LOT of things. We HAD a starting Q. One who went 10-6 this year and had his team within sight of the playoffs. But idiot Raider Fan booed him off the field here.

  • Charlie

    Down from a super Bowl win a year ago.
    Did Harbaugh get dumb? Certainly going from a Super Bowl win to not even making the playoffs is a MAJOR DECLINE.
    The logic according to some on the blog is that this is the coaches fault.
    More likely is that injuries and players not executing had a lot more to do with the decline than bad coaching.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Brats are brats, no doubt.
    Nothing to do with wealth or anything like that.

  • TrevJo

    Yes, I do.

  • Raiderfusion

    It was the best, and that time was one of the more interesting times in American history. A great time to a teenager and young adult.

  • Charlie

    How about injuries to Veld, Wiz, Hunter, Walker, Watson, Hayden, Dmac, Pryor, Dmo, Branch, Sio ????????
    DA’s falut????

  • Rico Stifler

    I am not going to go over every game just to appease your dumbass. However, why do you think the Raiders lost so many halftime leads this season? The opposing team adjusted to what we were doing and beat us cuz we just stuck with it. Also, when teams had first half success, they had second half success do the same thing. Why? No 2nd half adjustments.

    You want an example of a failed 2nd half adjustment? How about all those screen passes to Charles that all went for long TDs.

  • Gdog

    Great post! I am fine with keeping DA, don’t get me wrong, but the argument of continuity is not very valid considering all Reggie hired were mercenaries to begin with.
    The better argument is that we can’t continue to be the team not giving HCs a FAIR SHAKE!! Nobody in their right mind could say that DA has had one, at least until next season.

    That said, if a premier HC would fall into our lap, I wouldn’t be bummed… a very big “if”.

  • seymour bush

    Good one Genius. So, he….didn’t…..have….the horses. Sounds like what happened here. But you sound like a teenage girl who got punked by a smarter, cuter, teenage girl.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    Cuz he blocked the “playmaker”.

  • DJ Johnny

    The article someone posted in USA Today…the wrap up to the Raider season was a really nice piece…very even handed and fair in talking about how on the surface fans and others are right to ask for DA’s head but said it was just a matter of lack of depth basically tiring out the team…especially on defense. It also made the case that we wouldn’t have been one of the surprise teams early on if not for the superior coaching staff getting the most out of a very weak roster…and finally giving way at the end.

  • Charlie

    Injuries didn’t hurt the Raiders this year?????

  • seymour bush

    Exactly. The “playmaker” with the “it” factor who will be selling Toyota’s back in western Pennsylvania in two years.

  • Gdog

    You are the first person I have seen to suggest he was losing the locker room… source?

  • TrevJo

    Yes I think Manziel is not a home run prospect like Luck because he has not played in a pro style offense. But I’m not worried that he’s just a game manager on an elite team like Sanchez or McCarron. I’m not worried that he’s aloof like Jamarcus or Clausen. And to the original point I responded to, I’m definitely not worried that he’s just a runner like Pryor or VIck.

  • Rico Stifler

    Not really cuz their injuries were to skill players which have a bigger impact than our injuries did.

  • Rico Stifler

    No, but outside of DMo and DMC, we were relatively healthy at skill positions which is have a bigger impact than injuries elsewhere.

  • seymour bush

    You sound like a complete utter dummass. So, what you are suggesting is since we are winning, we should change and adjust what we are doing, because we are winning. You need a new hobby. Try knitting.

  • seymour bush

    Are Raider Fans getting stupider? Or are they drinking earlier in the day? Or are the stupider ones drinking earlier in the day?

  • Rico Stifler

    lol, he’d likely say, That is one spiffy haircut that guy has…. lol

  • hwnrdr

    Yes it did! Never said it didn’t

  • Rico Stifler

    I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me? Have you started drinking early?

  • seymour bush

    Try keeping up! It’s not that we had injuries, we didn’t have the horses to begin with!

  • TrevJo

    I’m not even sure what your point is with Favre. But Favre had 10 playoff wins under his belt by the time he was 33. Schaub has 1, Romo has 1, Palmer has 0, Cutler has 1. The latter group is the type of 30-something player we should not be turning over our reconstructing franchise to.

  • Rico Stifler

    We didn’t have the HC needed to pull this team togerther.

  • W.J

    I don’t think so. I have been trying to get a lock on RM’s MO for drafting and player acquisition. I still haven’t quite fashioned a clear overall picture. But what is glaringly apparent to me is that RM is reactive and not proactive. He will wait and see what shakes out of the tree. He will spend some big money but it will be on a 2nd or 3rd tier player because he isn’t aggressive enough in going out and making deals. He doesn’t know how to make things happen. If he were we would be in a similar posiiton with St. Louis and the Browns. He should have wheeled and dealed last season to get us where we would be in the catbird seat in terms of draft picks. I still think he’s getting worked by the owners and other GM’s. This draft will definitively prove that one way or the other.

  • R8erEduc8er

    new post

  • Gdog

    The only two injuries that killed us was Veldy and branch… because it forced us to play two of the worst players in the entire NFL… Nix and Ross.
    The rest of the injuries were UPGRADES because the people that replaced them were better… jennings over McF for instance.

  • Rico Stifler

    You are the total moron, not me. WE adjust to what the opposing team has been showing us. Also, if they start to stop something we had success running in the first half, why keep running it?

    My point is that teams shut us down in the 2nd half and we never adjusted from that. Here, get off the blog, find an alley, and blow some domes so you can SEE MORE BUSH… Fa6

  • R8erEduc8er

    Been my sentiments all along.

  • Rico Stifler

    There was a comment where Reece was asked about the coaching staff and he didn’t back DA or anything. Just said that it isn’t his job to decide if the staff is kept or not.

  • funnyfalcon

    They could be getting more stupid from filtering through the volume of stupid posts? Who knows.

  • Raiderfusion

    I’m in my 60s, and my guess is you’re a bit younger than me. I bridged the gap from the 50′s-Folk-The British Invasion and forward. The only reason I mention this is that one of my best friends believes Led Zeplin is the best. Ilove the Beatles and they’re right there with any of them, but they opened the door for later groups including Led Zeplin and the Who, those groups will even tell you that. I’ all over the place in my taste in music, I’m a huge Moody Blues fan also. There’s an Irish band called Elbo that has toured all through Europe, but I don’t believe in the US that I like, look them up. I believe they opened for U2 a lot. There’s another outstanding band we didn’t even mention.

  • seymour bush

    So, now you are going with the I’m rubber you’re glue blast? Man, must suck not to have ever graduated past the 6th grade.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Denver had a D that year. All Tebow had to do was let the other team either self destruct or occasionally get the ball to a receiver. Agreed, it was a good coaching job, but D would never have made the playoffs w/out the d.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Boldin is pretty great and pretty elite.

  • Rico Stifler

    Two things…

    1. I graduated HS.

    2. I was asking you since you are one of the stupidest Raider fans here.. So I figured that you would know.

  • W.J

    “Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,”

    There you go. They are betting that Clowney slides. Bridgewater is class of the QB group. All the other QB’s are about in the same class. They aren’t interested in Bridgewater otherwise they would keep the 1st pick. But Manziel and Clowney both sliding down is a real possibility both of whom they would be interested in getting. They are stacked with talent. Taking a calculated risk. I like it.

  • Raiderfusion

    Great post DJ people need to hear that, instead gnashing their teeth at everything because their hurting so bad. The Giants in the 60′s and 70′s were god awful. The Packers were dreadful for about 12-15 years before Ron Wolf took over and they’ve pretty darn good year in and out since then. Ron Wolf was one of MdD’s advisers who told him to take RM to head this reconstruction job, I believe he’ll get the job done. Maybe he needs someone one to bounce his ideas off of like Al used to have with none other than Ron Wolf. If that’s the case bring in another mind to help with the day to day stuff, or help evaluate. But don’t tear it apart again. It’s not constructive.

  • Zymurge

    Kinda sketchy as sources go. Lack of explicitly stating a preference isn’t the same thing as a lost locker room.

    Maybe Reece likes DA and believes he has full locker room support but that he also knows about a possible Gruden deal that he sees as an upgrade. That would explain this type of reaction where he doesn’t want to commit one way or the other publicaly because it’s not his place to do so.

  • Zymurge

    Decker has had Cutler and Manning as his QBs along with more years of seasoning.

    Streater did well in his rookie seasoning with CP throwing to him then had to break in two first time starting QBs in one season in only his second season.

    Not exactly a level playing field for evaluating them. From what I’ve seen, given the same situations, Streater would be just as good. Similarly body types and speed, both run good sharp routes, both seem to be smart read oriented WRs. Streater looks to have more vertical range for high throws and Decker a little better hands, but they are pretty similar other than that.

  • Zymurge

    Ditto!

  • Rico Stifler

    I’d be fine with having two similar but very good WRs than just to ignore Decker cuz we have Streater.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’m a big Rory Gallagher fan(RIP at 47) Irish blues rocker way before U2. U2 was good though. Thin(tin?) Lizzy not so much.
    I’m a million miles away. Awesome Strat chops and the grungiest guitar you’ve ever seen. Not heard, seen.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yes. Yes. And Yes!