[Kansas City.com] Trent Green will be back in uniform for the Chiefs on Sunday.
He won’t play when the Chiefs face the Rams in St. Louis, but the move is the next step in Green’s progression toward regaining his position as the starting quarterback.
Green hasn’t been cleared by doctors for contact but indicated Friday that permission could come early next week. Assuming it does, Green said he would be ready to play Nov. 12 against the Dolphins in Miami.
“That’s just me,” Green said. “I don’t know what everybody else’s thoughts are. But in my opinion, yeah, I could play.”
“I’ve been throwing to receivers now for a couple of weeks. At first it was stationary targets, putting guys in spots. Then last week it became moving targets.”
Coach Herm Edwards was more cautious.
“I’ve got to watch him go through practice,” Edwards said. “I don’t know how I’m going to orchestrate that. Eventually, when it’s time that I feel he can take all the snaps and play a whole game – he hasn’t played in a game in six or seven weeks. Just to get in shape to play a whole game, there’s a process for that, too.”
Green will be listed by the Chiefs as their third quarterback behind starter Damon Huard and Brodie Croyle. Reserve halfback Dee Brown would be the emergency quarterback.
Essentially, little will be different in St. Louis for Green, who suffered a severe concussion in the season opener against Cincinnati and hasn’t played since. The only difference is that he will be in uniform.
For the Chiefs, the move is more meaningful. They’re another step closer to getting Green back.
“It lets him get the adrenaline of going out there and going through warm-ups with the players and that whole deal,” Edwards said. “Some people might think that’s a little thing, but it’s something he won’t have to worry about anymore. Now, when it comes time for him to play, he’s done a lot of the things he needs to do to play except play.”