August 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets defensive back Julian Posey (21) and linebacker Nick Bellore (54) tackle Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
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During the post draft OTAs, Trent Edwards was little more than an afterthought. A spare part the Eagles picked up in the offseason to give the arms of the Eagles top 3 QBs a rest in training camp. Edwards had been out of football for a year and the reports on him were that his arm looked weak and he was out of sorts.
But he kept working and got a break when Eagles backup QB Mike Kafka broke his hand. Some say he was reborn as a quaterback, but Edwards disagrees.
"I don’t think I ever died," he said after last night's game. "I still feel as though I am making plays like I did in my rookie year and second year. I am seeing the field like I always have. I think I was just given some great opportunities here and that is what I am thankful for. I didn’t know if that would be the case here, but fortunately it worked out in my favor and whatever happens."
While Edwards may not have been reborn, it may be safe to say he's rehabbed as a QB, and he's not the first guy to flourish again under the combination of Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg.
"A big reason why I came here and was so excited to work out for this team in January was to play for these coaches and with these offensive weapons."
Edwards went 22-32 for 197 yards and 2 TDs against the Jets to cap off a strong preseason. The question now is whether its enough to unseat Mike Kafka for the #3 QB job. Even if he doesn't stay on here, Edwards may have done enough to at least catch on as a backup somewhere.
9 months ago Update 0 comments
The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up the preseason on Thursday night with a 28-10 win over the New York Jets. The Eagles defense yielded a touchdown drive to Greg McElroy early on, the first of the Jets' preseason, but that would be it. Quarterback Trent Edwards played almost the entire game under center, connecting for two touchdown passes and hitting 22 of 32 attempts. Mardy Gilyard hauled in a 31-yard touchdown from Edwards in the second quarter to push the Eagles ahead for good.
In the second half, the Eagles kept New York off the board and added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 18-point victory. Edwards hit tight end Brett Brackett for a seven-yard touchdown strike to start the fourth quarter and Chris Polk would punch it in from three yards out with less than three minutes to go. Polk carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards while Gilyard led all receivers with five catches for 71 yards.
As expected, the game was played very conservatively as both teams tried to avoid any injuries to key players before the start of the regular season. The Eagles defense did apply constant pressure, notching six sacks. Vinny Curry and Frank Trotter each picked up two sacks apiece.
Philadelphia will now cut the roster down to 53 men on Friday and begin preparations for the opener in Cleveland.
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The Eagles and Jets wrap up their respective preseasons on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field.