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For the record, the Bills don’t have to pay Edwards his full salary because he has less than four years’ experience. The Bills paid him for three games, or $291,176. He would have made $1.65 million. So his release saved $1.35 million, or a little less than $1 million, depending on who replaces him on the 53-man roster. Also because he has fewer than four years' experience, he can be claimed by another team off waivers. We'll see if another team grabs him.

More quotes from players: Tight end Jonathan Stupar: "It’s something that’s obviously part of the game. People get released all the time. It is a little difficult to kind of swallow because ever since I’ve been here he’s been here, he’s been our quarterback. It’s disappointing but at the same time the organization’s got to make the decisions they make and it comes from up top. If they think we have a better chance of winning by doing this then that’s what we’ll do."

Quarterback Brian Brohm on whether he feels more prepared than past years, having taken more snaps through the off-season: "Yeah, I think so. It definitely helps that I was able to go the through the spring getting reps with the one’s, two’s and the three’s, go through training camp and getting quite a few reps while competing for that No.2 spot. I feel like I’m ready. I feel like I’m prepared for this opportunity and I just need to take advantage of it."

Receiver Roscoe Parrish: "It was a surprise to all of us. In the NFL you never know what will happen. One thing about it, you just got to come to work every day and prepare yourself. Like I said it’s the NFL, you never know what will happen."

Running back Fred Jackson on Edwards' decline over the past two seasons: "I don’t know if you could say one thing over anything happened. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get enough wins. And I think more anything, that’s what it was. I’ve always said I think a lot of quarterbacks get the blame too much when you’re not winning. They get more blame than they’re supposed to. And I think, as a team, we just didn’t win enough football games and automatically the blame goes to the quarterback. But I think it falls on everybody’s shoulders in this locker room. We’ve got to go out and do whatever we can to start getting wins and hopefully we can help Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) produce when he gets out there this weekend and kind of start moving forward."

---Mark Gaughan

 

 

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