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Edwards not at One Bills Drive Wed.

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2009 – 4:22 pm

Trent Edwards was not at One Bills Drive in any capacity on Wednesday according to head coach Dick Jauron.

“With a head injury we follow protocol and that’s what we’ll do,” said Jauron in reference to Edwards. “We’ll go day to day. He wasn’t involved at all today in any aspect of our work. We’ll see how he is tomorrow, how he is later today actually and then see how he feels tomorrow.”

Jauron confirmed that Edwards stayed home Wednesday and that he was not even contacted by phone or text as part of the protocol following the concussion suffered last Sunday.

The Bills head coach would not venture a guess as to whether this concussion was worse than the one he suffered a year ago in Arizona, nor would he set a deadline for when Trent would have to return to work this week to still have a chance to play on Sunday.

Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt when asked about Fitzpatrick’s strengths and if much would have to change in the team’s offensive approach with Fitzpatrick in there offered the following.

“We’ll change things and find things he does differently,” said Van Pelt. “Some things he does better and some things he does not do as well and we’ll get the things in the game plan that he does well. He did a great job for us last week coming into a bad situation and getting us a win in that game. He’s excited to go. Obviously, we’re going to miss Trent, but we’ll get good work in this week and go down there and try to get a win.”

While it’s certainly not definitive, it sounds as if Van Pelt is preparing to game plan for the Panthers presuming that Fitzpatrick is going to be his quarterback this week.

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