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Eagles release Trent Edwards, trimming QB depth chart to four

4/15/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The Philadelphia Eagles narrowed down their quarterback depth chart a day before the first veteran minicamp by releasing quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday.
 
The release was expected as Nick Foles starts establishing himself as a legitimate NFL quarterback and with the Philadelphia Eagles restructuring Michael Vick’s contract. Additionally, it was evident Trent Edwards had become expendable after the Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Dennis Dixon earlier this offseason.
 
Dennis Dixon is familiar with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, playing under him at college. Moreover, he is a better fit to Chip Kelly’s system athletically as the Philadelphia Eagles build the offense from scratch this season. the Philadelphia Eagles also added former undrafted free agent G.J. Kinne to the roster this offseason.
 
The six-year veteran Trent Edwards spent last season mostly as the Philadelphia Eagles’ third string quarterback after beating out Mike Kafka for the position leading up to the start of regular season. Trent Edwards completed 54-0f-80 passes, while throwing four touchdowns and zero interceptions as he compiled a 100.5 passer rating during the preseason.
 
The 29-year-old Trent Edwards remained inactive during the regular season until Michael Vick went down with a concussion for several weeks forcing Nick Folks into the starting position while Edwards took over as backup quarterback.
 
Michael Vick returned while Nick Foles was sidelined for the Philadelphia Eagles’ season finale with a broken hand. However, Michael Vick played poorly in the 42-7 loss to the New York Giants and the coaches opted for Trent Edwards late in the fourth quarter. Trent Edwards completed both of his pass attempts for 14 yards, as he hit the fields in his first regular season game after not being on a roster during the 2011.
 
Before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles last year, also made stops in Oakland and Jacksonville.
 
Trent Edwards spent part of 2010 playing three games for the Jacksonville Jaguars and losing the only game he started with the team. Trent Williams completed 12 of 25 passes for 140 yards with a touchdown and interception during the 34-17 loss to Houston Texans in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2010 season finale.
 
Originally selected in the third-round of the 2007 draft by the Buffalo Bills, Trent Edwards was thought to be the “quarterback of the future” as he took over the starting job nine games into his rookie season. But injuries and ineffectiveness limited Trent Edwards during the 2009 campaigns, and he was waived by the Buffalo Bills a few games into the 2010 season. Trent Edwards went 15-18 as a starter with the Buffalo Bills.
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