Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Edwards in, Owens hurt, Hardy in limbo for Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The three most interesting notes from the Buffalo Bills' facility Wednesday: Trent Edwards will be their quarterback Sunday, Terrell Owens is hurt and they haven't announced what they will do with receiver James Hardy.
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Trent Edwards, who missed the Bills' past two games, will start on Sunday.
Bills head coach Dick Jauron said he liked the way Edwards and the offense were evolving at the time he suffered a concussion in Week 6.
"We're hoping that he just picks up from there and that we pick up from there," Jauron said. "We just haven't been productive at all. We haven't scored. We haven't moved it consistently. So we're looking for him to go something beyond what it was."
Edwards missed two starts before last week's bye. Ryan Fitzpatrick went 2-1 in Edwards' absence, but the offense continued to sputter.
Owens practiced Monday without incident and walked through the Buffalo Bills locker room Wednesday without a detectable limp.
But something happened to his hip on Tuesday, forcing him to get attention from the Bills' training staff and keeping him off the practice field Wednesday.
Jauron said Owens' strained hip was a new issue.
"He practiced on Monday, and it wasn't bothering him," Jauron said. "He said it didn't bother him at all. He came in after practice, he got his normal treatment that he gets. Then on Tuesday, later in the afternoon yesterday, all of a sudden, it really started to bother him. He came in immediately, got treatment for it, came back this morning, was in meetings, but it was very uncomfortable for him.
"So right now it's pretty uncomfortable. We're hoping it goes away as quickly as it came. That's our hope. We really won't know until we see how he feels tomorrow."
The Bills would have to make a roster move to make room to activate Hardy, the 41st overall pick in last year's draft, from the physically unable to perform list. Hardy's rookie season ended with a knee injury.
Jauron wouldn't tip his hand on the player to be cut if Hardy were to be activated, but said, "We definitely have a place for Roscoe [Parrish] on our football team."