Edwards likely to lead Jags in Houston

If the Jacksonville Jaguars find their way into the playoffs, they’ll have to do it without David Garrard.

Tania Ganguli reports the Jaguars quarterback will have finger surgery on Thursday on the middle finger of his right hand. The specifics of the injury are not yet known, but coach Jack Del Rio will talk to the media this afternoon and we should learn more than.

The Jaguars are likely to start Trent Edwards in Houston on Sunday. Todd Bouman is also on the roster.

Edwards played for Garrard after he suffered a concussion Oct. 18 against Tennessee. He connected on 14 of 24 attempts for 140 yards and two interceptions and injured his thumb.

A week later in Kansas City, as Garrard recovered from the concussion and Edwards rested the finger, Jacksonville turned to Bouman. He was 18-for-34 with two touchdowns and two picks in a 42-20 loss.

Garrard returned the next week and Jaguars won five of their next six.