Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Buffalo's Edwards, McGee done for year
Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards and cornerback Terrence McGee get to turn the page on a miserable season two games early.
NFL sources confirm Edwards and McGee are done for the year after getting hurt in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. The Bills already have 16 players on injured reserve, and Buffalo Sports Daily reports safety Bryan Scott might be added to the IR with a concussion.
Edwards came off the sideline in the fourth quarter relieve an ineffective Ryan Fitzpatrick and took four snaps. Edwards was sacked twice (but was facemasked), threw a completion for minus-1 yard and an incompletion. The second sack came on third-and-11. Edwards hobbled off the field and didn't return.
The injury ends a tumultuous season for Edwards. He became a pariah among Bills fans for his unwillingness to throw downfield. He was saddled with the nickname Captain Checkdown. Edwards suffered a concussion in Week 6 and missed the next two games.
But one of interim coach Perry Fewell's first moves when taking over for the fired Dick Jauron was to replace Edwards with Fitzpatrick as the starter.
Edwards' final stat line for the year: seven starts, 60.1 completion percentage for 1,169 yards, six touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 73.8 passer rating.
McGee, the Bills' top cornerback, has shoulder surgery scheduled for Wednesday. He had minor knee surgery during the bye week and missed three games. Right cornerback Leodis McKelvin went on injured reserve after three games.