Jaguars claim Ed­wards off waivers

Los Angeles Times - - Morning Briefing -

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.

In­jury up­dates

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.



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