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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Don't count on seeing Trent Edwards in Carolina


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills haven't made any announcements about Trent Edwards' availability for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

They probably don't need to. Edwards, who suffered a concussion in Sunday's victory over the New York Jets, didn't report to the team's facility Wednesday, much less practice or suit up.

Bills head coach Dick Jauron said he hasn't even spoken to or seen Edwards.

That's kind of part of the protocol, too," Jauron said. "He doesn't take calls. He doesn't return calls. He doesn't text."

Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said, "I don't know what [Edwards] was doing."

Bills fans everywhere are muttering to themselves, "We've been saying that for weeks."

Fitzpatrick took all of the first-team reps and is expected to make his first start for the Bills.

"I want to help the team win," Fitzpatrick said. "That's all I'm here for. So if I get called on again, I'm going to go out there and do my best and hopefully get another victory."