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Edwards skips practice

Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was held out of practice Tuesday as he tries to recover from the effects of the concussion he suffered in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Edwards did report for work on Tuesday morning at the Bills' practice facility. Bills coach Dick Jauron did not have any comment on the quarterback's status, beyond reporting through a spokesman that Edwards went home before the post-practice locker room availability for the media.

Edwards was feeling good enough to talk with family and friends outside the locker room after the game. Team sources said so far his concussion does not appear to be especially severe or unusual. Several teammates said they have had normal interaction with Edwards since the game.

"I talked to him Monday and he seemed fine," backup quarterback Gibran Hamdan said. "But I don't have any idea of the parameters of this kind of thing."

"He was a little woozy but his hair was perfect," tackle Langston Walker said of his conversation with Edwards. "That's one thing. If Trent's hair was off, I'd be worried. But his hair was on point."

The NFL leaves it up to each team's medical staff to determine how long a player must be symptom free of concussion effects before he can return to the field.

Meanwhile, the Bills rested numerous other players due to various bumps and bruises. They included defensive linemen Aaron Schobel, Marcus Stroud and Chris Kelsay and defensive backs Terrence McGee, Ko Simpson and Ashton Youboty. Receiver Roscoe Parrish, who is out with torn ligaments in his thumb, watched practice from the sidelines. Defensive tackle John McCargo was excused from practice for family reasons.

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