ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Trent Edwards' first priority is getting healthy before he'll worry about reclaiming his job as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback.
Edwards said he's feeling better and noted that any concussion-related effects are "slowly but surely" going away. He steered away from a question about whether he'll have to unseat backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has led Buffalo (3-4) to two consecutive wins.
"That's not on the top of my mind right now," Edwards said, noting that he'll assist Fitzpatrick in preparing to make his second start. "I have a lot to think about in terms of just getting healthy and helping the team win."
Before he was hurt, Edwards was taking the brunt of the blame for an offense that had combined to score just 13 points in losing its previous three games. Though the offense hasn't been much more productive under Fitzpatrick, the fifth-year pro has at least been efficient in completing scoring drives.
Edwards declined to put a timetable on his recovery, saying he's following the advice of the Bills' doctors. The concussion was the second he has sustained in a little over a year.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press