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On the heels of a promising game against the powerhouse New England Patriots, in which Ryan Fitzpatrick quarterbacked the offense, the Buffalo Bills have announced they are releasing former starting quarterback Trent Edwards.

The move comes as a surprise so early in the season. During the preseason, Edwards had won the starting quarterback job over Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm, after Head Coach Chan Gailey said that Edwards made the most plays and showed promise in team activities.

But after two straight games in which Buffalo's offense proved anemic under Edwards, Gailey benched his number one signal caller in favor of the less-experienced Fitzpatrick. The Harvard grad managed to throw for more yards and touchdowns in one game against the Patriots than Edwards had managed collectively in the previous two games.

Fitzpatrick will presumably remain the starter for now. Chan Gailey is holding a press conference at 3 o'clock today. He is expected to announce further details of Edwards' release, including whether or not the Bills will be signing another quarterback to the roster.

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