Eagles Release Trent Edwards

One day before the start of the team’s voluntary minicamp, the Eagles announced that they have released quarterback Trent Edwards.

That leaves Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinnie as the remaining quarterbacks on the roster.

Edwards beat out an injured Mike Kafka last offseason to claim the No. 3 quartererback spot. He served as a mentor to Foles as the Arizona product navigated his rookie season. The 29-year old saw action in the regular-season finale, completing a pair of passes for 14 yards.

This move does not come as a great surprise, particularly after the signings of Dixon and Kinnie.

It is interesting to note, however, that Foles is the only QB on the current roster that is considered a traditional dropback passer.

“I think when you’re looking at mobility, it’s part of the equation,” said Howie Roseman Monday. “It’s always been part of the equation here, but is that the first critical factor? There are things we look at before we get to that.”

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  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Our season hasnt even began and were already out of contention!

    • IsHeSerious

      Yeah, Trent Edwards was really gonna win us a championship.

  • whiskeybill

    I forgot we even had Trent Edwards.

  • Johnny Domino

    Vaya con Dios Trent, you are a pro.

    Hopefully somebody else has a clipboard for you to hold.

  • ICDogg

    And now for my entry in the “Shortest Poetry” contest. This is entitled “What happened to Edwards?”
    —————
    Trent
    went.

    • theycallmerob

      You rhyme sublime

    • PaoliBulldog

      Man, that makes haiku look verbose.

  • knighn

    If the Philadelphia Eagles need another Buffalo Bills QB reject in a year or two, Kevin Kolb will be available.

    Kevin Kolb on the Buffalo Bills. Makes me wonder if their primary QB qualification was “Name Alliteration”.

    • PaoliBulldog

      I guess the Bills were outbid for Matt Moore.

      • knighn

        Nice!

        Dammit – now I’m trying to think of other QBs who might have “Name Alliteration”. Colin Kaepernick is close. The Bills probably wanted the same letter, though! Not that they could have gotten Kap.

  • Andy

    I could see a draft day trade involving Nick Foles.