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Monday, October 17, 2011
More on Raiders' quarterback search

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that it doesn’t appear Trent Edwards is interested in returning to the Raiders at this point. He was cut this summer when Kyle Boller beat him out for the No. 2 job behind starter Jason Campbell. Campbell is out for several weeks, and perhaps the season, with a broken collarbone.

I think the only way the Raiders would bring back Edwards is if he was a backup to Boller. Oakland coach Hue Jackson said Monday the team is preparing to go with Boller, but it will continue to look at other options.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis reiterated that quarterback Carson Palmer is retired in the eyes of the organization. The Raiders reportedly have tried to acquire Palmer. The trade deadline is Tuesday. With David Garrard unavailable because of a back injury, it appears the Raiders’ best bets are either sticking with Boller or trading for Kyle Orton from Denver.

UPDATE: NFL.com is reporting the Raiders will work out quarterback Todd Bouman this week. He is 39. I’m sure it’s simply as a backup. It is another indication the team is leaning toward going with Boller.

In other AFC West news:

Denver defensive lineman Ryan McBean was arrested on stalking charges.

The Raiders had a memorial for Al Davis on Monday.

Jackson told reporters that defensive end Matt Shaughnessy may be out for an extended time. He’s missed the past three weeks with a shoulder injury.