Buried in this article about Ben (who you know is going to play), Tomlin sounds doubtful that Eason will play on Sunday. He's the only important guy other than Ben that missed practice on Thursday. That could be the final straw for our DL that F's up our depth and rotation against a team that's going to run the ball. The only pickup that could help us at all is Paxson off the PS. I'm not one for complaining about injuries, and I'm glad the team isn't either, but jeez all friday. Here's who's probably out for this game:
- Our 2x Pro Bowl RB, our first round draft pick RB, and our starting FB.
- Our starting RG
- 2 starting DL's, including our multi Pro Bowl NT, and our top backup DE.
For whatever reason all our injuries are at 2 positions. I guess the good news is we're actually going to miss Nick Eason. Who saw that one coming 6 months ago? The other good news is that our top 7 DL's have all played well, when we were worried about the #4 guy a few months ago. I think the better rotation is really helping them out.