October 14, 2009

Wednesday practice report sees one lineman up, one lineman down

So much for emerging from the bye week healthy.

The good news out of Wednesday's practice is that starting defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy, whose three week absence has provoked 3-4 schemes out of Gregg Williams, is back full go at practice. Journeyman Remi Ayodele had been starting in place of Clancy and was in the right place at the right time to recover a Matt Sanchez fumble for a touchdown in Week Four.

The bad news is that starting right guard Jahri Evans, a young emerging superstar on the offensive line, suffered a painful turf toe injury in his right foot against the Jets. Evans did not practice. Jamar Nesbit would conceivably take his place in the lineup, though an offensive line already hit hard by losing their starting left tackle can hardly afford to lose their best overall player in Evans. He is apparently being treated as day to day right now.

Evans was joined by WR Rod Harper (ankle), CB Malcolm Jenkins (ankle), CB Leigh Torrence (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Clancy (knee) was joined at practice by other injured players going full speed: LT Jermon Bushrod (knee), TE Darnell Dinkins (ankle), LS Jason Kyle (ankle).

RB Mike Bell (knee) practiced at full speed but Pierre Thomas (hamstring) was limited. Thomas' injury is not considered to be serious.

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