What was relatively clear on Wednesday is crystal on Friday: Bills quarterback Trent Edwards isn’t starting this week.
Edwards missed his third straight practice Friday, clearing the way for Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for the Bills against Carolina.
Terrell Owens also surprisingly watched practice Friday; he hasn’t been on the injury report this week previously. It’s possible he’s just getting a day of rest, but Bills coach Dick Jauron will update the situation later Friday.
Safety Donte Whitner, like Edwards, also missed practice all week. Starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams may also be out for Sunday, which will make it even more difficult for the lightweight Bills to stop Carolina’s rushing attack. Carolina can move to 3-3 with the win.
UPDATE: Whitner and Edwards have been ruled out.