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Edwards impresses in last tuneup game


February 16. 2013 8:47PM
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PHILADELPHIA - After putting his stamp on a solid preseason, Nick Foles appeared to solidify his spot as a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Trent Edwards wants one, too.


Edwards threw for two touchdowns and his pinpoint passing in the first half set up another Thursday as the Eagles closed their perfect preseason with a 28-10 victory over the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field.


"They say if you don't make it here, you can make it someplace else," Edwards said. "I want to be HERE.


"This is the team I want to play for."


He showed it, by hitting 22 of his 32 passes for 197 yards and directing two touchdown drives against Jets reserves.


"I thought Trent played well," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He had a lot of drives and a lot of touchdowns there. You've got to give him credit for that."


Now the Eagles will have to figure out if that was enough to keep Edwards.


With the NFL deadline for teams to trim final rosters to 53 players set for 9 p.m. today, both the Eagles and Jets filled the field with fringe players hoping just to secure a roster spot.


Edwards was one of them.


Although he's a former NFL starter with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars, Edwards came into training camp as a longshot to make the Eagles. They seem set with starter Michael Vick and return reliable third-year backup Mike Kafka.


And Foles, a third-round draft pick out of Arizona this past April, wrapped up his impressive preseason by connecting on four of six passes for 46 yards while directing Philadelphia's offense through the first quarter.


Texans 28, Vikings 24

HOUSTON — Trindon Holliday had his third kick return for a touchdown of the preseason and Justin Forsett rushed for 114 yards and two more scores in the Houston Texans' win over the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason finale.



Lions 38, Bills 32

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions went on to beat the Buffalo Bills.



Steelers 17, Panthers 16

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Batch completed 11 of 14 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown to bolster his hopes of playing a 15th NFL season and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers in their preseason finale.



Colts 20, Bengals 16

INDIANAPOLIS — Chandler Harnish threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dominique Jones, leading the Colts to a victory over Cincinnati.



Packers 24, Chiefs 3

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Backup quarterback Graham Harrell finally came through with the strong preseason performance the Green Bay Packers were looking for, driving the offense for touchdowns on all three of his possessions in a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.



Jaguars 24, Falcons 14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kevin Elliott had a 77-yard touchdown reception, likely solidifying his spot on the regular-season roster, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Atlanta Falcons in their preseason finale.



Titans 10, Saints 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Orleans Saints took no chances in their final preseason game, resting all starters in a loss to the Tennessee Titans.



Bears 28, Browns 20

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Colt McCoy did little to solidify winning Cleveland's backup job — or impress any other NFL team — and Chicago's Josh McCown threw two touchdown passes in the first half, leading the Bears to a victory over the Browns in the exhibition finale.



Rams 31, Ravens 17

ST. LOUIS — Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes in 11/2 quarters giving the St. Louis Rams a win over the Baltimore Ravens to end the preseason.




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