Thursday, August 11, 2011

Injury List vs SD

Injury scratches for the first preseason contest against San Diego (kickoff in 30 mins):

Wide receiver
Deon Butler
Mike Williams
Sidney Rice
Kris Durham
Ben Obomanu

Walter Thurmond
Roy Lewis

Defensive line
Chris Clemons
Red Bryant
Colin Cole
Kentwan Balmer
Dexter Davis
Ryan Sims
Jay Alford

Tight end
Cameron Morrah
Caz Piurowski

I'm not worried about this at all. Thanks to the lockout, the players are playing far colder and rustier than they normally would be. I'd expect teams to treat even the slightest injury like an unexploded bomb and just rest the player, especially this early in the preseason.

Our starting WR corps (in order of likelihood to make the 53) is Golden Tate, Paul Baldwin, Isaiah Stanback, and Ricardo Lockette. Interesting. With that kind of development opportunity, these guys will have much less of an excuse for poor performance. Tate, in my opinion, needs to be out there for an entire half at least. This many WR "injuries" is good for both the starters and the underdogs.

The absence of Bryant should give us a thorough look at Pierre Allen. Also a good thing. Kid is tantalizing.

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