ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills quarterback Trent Edwards
needs further evaluation after sustaining the second concussion of his NFL
career, leaving the starter's status uncertain for Buffalo's game at Carolina
Coach Dick Jauron said Monday that Edwards was healthy
enough to travel home with the team after he was knocked out in the second
quarter of a 16-13 overtime win at the New York Jets on Sunday. "We'll take that
day to day and see how he comes out of this thing," Jauron said.
Rather than answering a question of whether he hoped
Edwards would be able to start against the Panthers on Sunday, Jauron said, "I'm
hopeful he's healthy."
If Edwards can't play, Ryan Fitzpatrick would take over
after going 10-of-25 for 116 yards and a touchdown in rallying Buffalo (2-4) to
Edwards was hurt when he was sacked while sandwiched
between Jets defenders David Harris and Calvin Pace, who drove him backward into
the turf. Edwards, in his third year, also sustained a concussion in a loss at
Arizona on Oct. 5.
The injury came at a time when questions were being
raised about Edwards' status as starter after three consecutive losses. Edwards,
who went 5-of-5 for 43 yards against the Jets, had thrown five interceptions and
only one touchdown in his previous three games.
Edwards wasn't the only player hurt against the Jets as
the list of injured Bills players continues to mount.
Tight end Shawn Nelson also will be monitored this week
after sustaining a concussion. Jauron didn't have an update on the injuries to
starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams (shoulder strain), starting safety Donte
Whitner (ankle) and starting cornerback Terrence McGee (bruised chest).
Whitner had just returned after missing two weeks with
torn ligaments in his thumb. Buffalo's also without starting safety Bryan Scott,
who's missed three games with a sprained left ankle, and starting right tackle
Jonathan Scott, who's missed a week with an ankle injury.