Jets among clubs looking at Trent Edwards

September, 27, 2010
9/27/10
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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Trent Edwards probably won't hit the free-agent market Tuesday.

The Buffalo Bills were unable to trade Edwards, but Mortensen reports at least five teams expect to place a claim on Edwards before the 4 p.m. ET deadline.

The teams Mortensen names are the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.

An NFL source tells me the Jets are evaluating Edwards as a possibility but haven't made an official decision. They probably wouldn't be awarded Edwards anyway because other teams would have priority in the waiver process.

The Jets already have two experienced backup quarterbacks: Mark Brunell and Kellen Clemens, who took a paycut to stay on the roster. But the Jets kept four quarterbacks last year, trading for former New England Patriots draft pick Kevin O'Connell and keeping him all season.

The Jets play the Bills on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium. With divisional victories at a premium, the Jets would love to mine Edwards for inside information on Chan Gailey's offense.

Another team to keep in mind: New England. The Patriots have only one backup quarterback, Brian Hoyer, and have a roster spot open after waiving tackle Steve Maneri on Monday.

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