The Raiders signed a veteran quarterback on Thursday, though he isn’t next year’s presumptive starter. Camp arm might be a more apt description.
Trent Edwards was signed to a reserve-futures contract, the equivalent of a training camp invite for players with service time who didn’t finish the season on a 53-man roster. The NFL rosters for non-playoff teams expanded back to 90 after Week 17.
Edwards, a Los Gatos native and a Stanford alum, was in Raiders camp in 2011 and was part of the preseason’s final roster cuts.
Edwards was a third-round pick of the Buffalo Bills. He’s made 33 starts, mostly over his first three seasons in Buffalo. He bounced around after that and never found a permanent home. He was out of football during the 2011 regular season and again in 2013.
The Raiders currently have quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin under contract for next season, although they’re expected to add passers through free agency and most likely the draft.
The Raiders also signed defensive tackle Torell Troup and nose tackle David Carter to reserve-futures contract.