TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Kurt Warner will remain the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, coach Dennis Green said Tuesday.

Green’s comment came in a statement released by the team following an ESPN report that Green decided that rookie Matt Leinart would replace Warner as starter for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.

“Generally talking about the starting lineup is not something we do,” Green said. “However, given the speculation that was out there we want to make it clear. We’re disappointed after last week, but we still expect to be a playoff football team and we fully expect Kurt Warner to be the quarterback that leads us. That has not changed.”

Warner threw three interceptions, two of them with Arizona inside the opponent’s 14-yard line, and fumbled a snap at the St. Louis 18 with 1:46 to go in the Cardinals’ 16-14 home loss to the Rams.


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