The Philadelphia Eagles worked out free agent QBTrent Edwards on Tuesday, a source confirmed. The team also worked out UDFA WR Larrone Moore (Delaware St.), but neither signed a contract.
Edwards (6-4, 230), who was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, spent 2011 training camp and the preseason with the Oakland Raiders.
Edwards, 28, also worked out for the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins during the regular season. He has started 33 games in his career.
The Eagles only have two quarterbacks under contract for the 2012 season (Michael Vick and Mike Kafka), so their interest in Edwards makes sense. Veteran QB Vince Young signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Eagles in July of last year. I suggested last off-season that the team might look at him since his overall skill set would fit in well with a West Coast offensive system like the Eagles run.
While no signing is imminent of Edwards with the Eagles or any other team, he could sign a reserve/future contract with a team since he did not end the 2011 NFL regular season on a roster. The Eagles have re-signed all of their practice squad players to reserve/future contracts.
It was around this time last year that the Eagles pursued signing CFL DE Phillip Hunt to a reserve/future deal, who wound up signing a three-year contract. CFL free agents have until Feb. 15 to sign deals with NFL teams.
The Eagles have worked out 26 players this season (1 QB, 3 RB, 2 WR, 3 TE, 1 OT, 2 P, 1 DT, 4 DE, 2LB, 6 S, 2 CB). Five of those players were signed to contracts (QB Graig Cooper, WR Mardy Gilyard, TE Brett Brackett, DE Maurice Fountain, and S Tom Nelson).