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Rex Ryan explains Trent Edwards claim

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan spent a few minutes on a conference call with reporters who cover the Buffalo Bills and explained his team's decision to put in a waiver claim on quarterback Trent Edwards.

EdwardsEdwardsRyan admitted that Edwards' ability to give an inside look into Buffalo's playbook was a major consideration. The Jets visit Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday.

"We just try to fill our team with a lot of good football players," Ryan said. "The fact that he could've helped us and all that kind of stuff, that's also true."

"It would have been two factors. We think he can play quarterback in this league. The other factor would be we think it would help us get an idea of this Buffalo offense. That would have been a little plus there."

The Jacksonville Jaguars were the only other team that put in a waiver claim for Edwards and were awarded him because their record is worse than the Jets. The Jaguars play the Bills in two weeks.

"It almost was like draft day all over again," Edwards told Jaguars reporters Wednesday. "I was sitting there waiting for someone to call my phone, and I got a call from my agent, saying Jacksonville claimed me and it was all leading up throughout the day, sitting there waiting for someone to call, the same emotions that I had when I was drafted in April 2007."