The Philadelphia Eagles announced the signing of quarterback Trent Edwards on Thursday. Edwards has been signed to a one-year contract by the Eagles.
Edwards (6-4, 230) played in 37 games from 2007-10, making 32 starts with Buffalo and one with Jacksonville after being waived by the Bills in September of 2010. The Los Gatos, CA native has completed 60.5% of his passes (561-of-927) for 6,019 yards and 26 touchdowns over his career. Edwards was signed by the Oakland Raiders prior to training camp in 2011 but did not make their regular season roster. He set career-highs in 2008 with a 65.5% completion rate (245-of-374) for 2,699 yards and 11 scores in 14 starts for the Bills. The former Stanford signal caller was drafted in the third round (92nd overall selection) by Buffalo in 2007, and his nine starts that year were the most by a rookie quarterback that season.
Edwards will likely compete with Mike Kafka for the backup quarterback position during the upcoming season.