The news was all good for Buffalo's offense Wednesday as quarterback Trent Edwards and receiver Roscoe Parrish both said they are a "go" for Sunday's home game against the Chargers. "I'm happy and excited that I'm out there with my teammates and not on the couch at my house," said Edwards. "It's a much better feeling coming into work feeling healthy and feeling good coming off a bye week and hopefully I'll have a big game on Sunday for us."
Edwards passed his baseline test on Tuesday effectively clearing him to play against the Chargers on Sunday.
"Dr. Benedict was the gentleman I met with over at Buffalo General hospital and the testing (Tuesday) went a lot better than it did on Friday and he said there's no reason to hold me out," Edwards said.
"He's had two good practice days this week, so we're going to anticipate that he will be fine," said head coach Dick Jauron.
Edwards said he no longer has headaches on the heels of the concussion he suffered on Oct. 5 at Arizona.
Meanwhile Roscoe Parrish was pleased with the way he performed in his first full participation practice since thumb surgery three weeks ago.
"Full go happened today and practice went real well," said Parrish. "I'm on schedule for the game. I've got no pain and caught the ball well. I'm just on pace. I thought it was just going to be about rehabbing the right way and I just told myself to come in every day."
Parrish has a protective pad covering the outside of his thumb, but said it does not affect the way he normally catches the football.
"I'm wearing just a pad on the thumb to secure it in case I fall on it or whatever, but it's not giving me any problems catching the ball so the pad is doing a real good job for me," said Parrish. "I don't have to worry about anything out there when I'm playing."
Parrish's availability will be huge for Sunday's game. With a pair of shut down corners in Antonio Cromartie and Quentin Jammer, the Chargers force opposing offenses to go elsewhere with the football. Having both Josh Reed and Roscoe Parrish at Trent Edwards disposal could prove to be invaluable.
Edwards compared San Diego's corners to the impressive Oakland tandem of Nnamdi Asomougha and DeAngelo Hall.
"I mentioned to Gibran when we were watching film the other day that Asomougha and Cromartie are both big physical corners that cover well and move around really well and I think DeAngelo Hall and Quentin Jammer are very similar too," Edwards said. "They have two great cover corners and a great pass rush and we're obviously going to need Rob (Royal) and Derek (Schouman) to come up big for us for plays in the middle and we'll need Josh (Reed) to get open and Roscoe and then when we need to take those shots outside we'll need to do that too."
In the Oakland game back in Week 3 Parrish, Reed and Royal combined for 13 receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown in a last second 24-23 victory. They may have to do the same to give the Bills a shot against the Chargers on Sunday.