QB Trent Edwards Gets The Boot From Oakland Raiders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20: Trent Edwards #5 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

QB Trent Edwards got a visit from the turk on Saturday and has been released by the Oakland Raiders. As a vested veteran, Edwards immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The reason I bring this up is because last year there were some rumblings that the Kansas City Chiefs could be interested in him, though we're not sure if that was true or not. ESPN's Chris Mortensen had reported last September that the Chiefs were one of the teams likely to put a claim in on him when the Buffalo Bills released him. Later, though, Mort said that the Chiefs ultimately didn't put a claim in on  him.

So would the Chiefs be interested in Edwards as a backup now? The current QB depth chart looks like this: QB Matt Cassel, QB Tyler Palko and QB Ricky Stanzi.

Just a guess but I would doubt it. Maybe they're interested in talking to him if the price is right but what makes me hesitant is that they had a shot to put a claim in on him last year and didn't take it. What also makes me worry is that in the last 12 months he has now been bypassed for teams that are starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB David Garrard and QB Jason Campbell.

Edwards is 27 years old and has experience as a starter (in the AFC East, which is the division KC plays this year). That's what he has going for him but I'm not sure he makes sense in KC.

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