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Trent Edwards an option at backup QB?

Trent Edwards might be the Ravens' best option as a backup quarterback.

Whether Tyrod Taylor’s shoulder injury is serious or not the Baltimore Ravens should be looking to add a veteran backup quarterback to go under center should something happen to Joe Flacco.

During the preseason it was slim pickings for a veteran backup quarterback but yesterday, when teams had to trim their rosters down to 53 players, several viable candidates became available.

Now, it might be even more important to find another backup quarterback. In the final preseason game Taylor suffered a shoulder injury that is listed as a contusion but could keep him out of action for some time.

While it is still a possibility that the Ravens convince Marc Bulger to return to the Ravens Josh McCown, Kellen Clemens, Trent Edwards, and Brodie Croyle all became available yesterday.

Of those four quarterbacks Edwards stands out. The former third round pick of the Buffalo Bills was on his way to developing into the quality starter that the late Bill Walsh said he would become but injuries derailed his career and inconsistency forced him out of Buffalo last season. The Jacksonville Jaguars picked him up last year but he signed a free agent contract in the offseason with the Oakland Raiders but he was cut.

Edwards became expendable after the Raiders used a third round pick to get former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft.

But Edwards would still be a very capable backup. He’s not somebody that could lead a team to a Super Bowl as a starting quarterback but with a strong supporting casts (the best he would have in his career) Edwards could certainly win a few games should be have to.

Ideally, no quarterback other than Flacco would see the field this season but Edwards, who has started 32 games and thrown for 5,879 yards and 25 touchdowns since 2007, would be the best option available, especially since he already has an established relationship with Lee Evans.

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