[FOX Sports] Not only has Trent Green been cleared to return to practice, Herm Edwards has informed FOXSports.com exclusively that he will name Green his starter for Sunday’s game versus the Raiders.
“We’re going to go with Trent as our starter,” Edwards said this morning after informing both Green and Damon Huard of his intentions. “This has been his football team for a long time. I think his return will give us a shot of adrenaline. But Trent alone won’t allow us to win games. We all have to circle around him and play better and coach better if we’re going to win games down the stretch.”
For weeks Edwards has quietly told those close to him that the moment Green got clearance to return he would regain his starting slot.
“I just think that after watching Trent the past three weeks after he got the clearance to return to practice, in my mind it was time for him to start playing football again,” Edwards said. “I know he’s excited.”
“I can’t say enough about Damon Huard, what he has brought to the table and how he’s given us the ability to still be in contention at this point of the season. He’s done a fantastic job. I had a good talk with Damon this morning and he understands exactly why I’m making the decision. I told him that he always has to be ready to go if something should happen, but I don’t foresee anything happening.”