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Edwards limited, but making progress

It wasn't necessarily a surprise, but Trent Edwards made significant progress the last three days as he went from being unable to dress last Sunday, to throwing 15 to 18-yard passes in practice Wednesday.

"We made a lot of progress and I'm pleased with where we're at, but again it was a limited number of reps so we're going to have to push a little bit more the next couple of days," said Edwards of his throwing wrist. "I was happy to be back out there again and be around the guys and throw the football around a little."

Head coach Dick Jauron confirmed that Edwards was limited in practice Wednesday, but was impressed by how far the quarterback's sprained wrist has come.

"Last week he couldn't really grip a football," said Jauron. "This week he can grip it and throw it. He participated on a limited basis. He threw the ball pretty well."

But whether Edwards can serve as the team's backup quarterback in Miami on Sunday is still very much up in the air.

"He's not back to where he needs to be probably to play in a game," Jauron said. "I'm not sure he'd be confident in going out on the field right now to play a National Football League game. Maybe by the end of the week he might be because he's come a long way. We'll just have to see where it goes. But he's not back to playing shape."

Edwards says he's still working to improve his grip on the ball and to get his full throwing motion flexibility back.

"Strength-wise it's not back to where it was before, but that'll build up with time and I'll get all that back," he said. "There are certain things here or there that bother it, but that's part of the game and you need to be able to play through that and I'm willing to do that."

The rookie signal caller likely has to do more in practice Thursday to remain a consideration for the backup spot Sunday in Miami.

"I'm trying to prepare like I'm going to be in there," said Edwards. "Physically I'm not where I need to be right now, but I'm trying to get where I need to be physically and mentally on Sunday. Hopefully I can be back out there and do a little bit more (Thursday)."

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