Jaguars claim Edwards off waivers
Quarterback Trent Edwards was claimed Tuesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers, according to his agent.
The Buffalo Bills waived Edwards on Monday after he lost his starting job to Ryan
Edwards, 26, began the season as the Bills quarterback but was benched after throwing for only 241 yards and one touchdown in his first two games, both losses. A former third-round pick from Stanford, Edwards is likely to back up Jaguars starter David Garrard.
In his four seasons with Buffalo, Edwards threw for 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.
Saints sign veteran kicker Carney
The New Orleans Saints signed John Carney, 46, to a one-year contract Tuesday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
The move was made after third-year kicker Garrett
Hartley missed a potential game-winning 29-yard field goal attempt in overtime in Sunday’s loss to Atlanta.
The 46-year-old Carney made 13 of 17 field goal tries last season before being let go in December and replaced for the last five games of the season by Hartley.
Stafford, Okung to return to practice
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to test his injured throwing shoulder this week, the Detroit Free Press reported. Stafford hurt his right shoulder in the season opener against Chicago.
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung is expected to practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on Aug. 21. Okung, 22, who played for Oklahoma State, was the No. 6 pick in this year’s NFL draft.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Blair White will likely remain on the active roster for a while, Colts President Bill Polian said. White was signed off the practice squad on Saturday and had three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL game. Polian said wide receiver Anthony
Gonzalez was unlikely to play Sunday. … Colts safety
Bob Sanders continues to rehab from surgery to repair a torn right biceps. “It’s probably four to six weeks before we’ll have a handle on his recovery,” Polian said.
Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic that nose tackle Chris
Hoke will play against Baltimore on Sunday. Hoke sprained his knee during the Tampa Bay game. … Right guard Trai Essex, who missed the Tampa Bay game because of a sprained left ankle, is questionable.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Larry English had foot surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks, the team announced.
English, who started the first two games this season but was inactive for Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Seahawks, has had problems with the foot since training camp. English’s absence further depletes the Chargers’ depth at linebacker after they lost Shawne Merriman to a calf injury on Sunday.