Quarterback Chad Pennington took another step toward returning to the New York Jets' lineup this week when he took most of the snaps with the starting offense during yesterday's practice and suffered no apparent setbacks in his recovery from a rotator-cuff injury that has kept him out of the club's past three games.
But Coach Herman Edwards said he wants to see how Pennington's shoulder feels after practicing a few days in a row before deciding at the end of the week whether Pennington or Quincy Carter will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Houston Texans at Giants Stadium.
Coach Herman Edwards said he wants to see how Chad Pennington's shoulder feels after practicing a few days in a row.
(Darron Cummings - AP)
Carter, the former Dallas starter released by the Cowboys in training camp, has led the Jets to two wins in three games during Pennington's absence. Over the previous two seasons, the Jets were 12-9 when Pennington started and 3-8 when he didn't.
"He's going to get his reps in,'' Edwards said during a news conference yesterday. "As the week goes on, we'll make a decision about whether he's going to start the game."
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