No surprise, but coach Ken Whisenhunt only said that his three injured starters — WR Anquan Boldin (ankle), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee) and DE Calais Campbell (thumb) — were progressing but their status for the playoff game against the Packers would have to come later.
Campbell did some limited work. DRC and Boldin sat out. Boldin took a middle of the road approach, saying his was “progressing” — there’s that word again — but he’d have to wait and see. DRC was a bit more definitive, saying his bruised knee wasn’t necessarily better but it wasn’t worse either. He insisted unless he practices tomorrow, he wouldn’t be able to play, because practice is too important. I’m thinking he might have been stretching things a bit, since, if he can get out there Friday, that should be enough. UPDATE: Kent Somers is reporting Boldin has a high left ankle sprain and a sprain of the left medial collateral ligament.
Safety Antrel Rolle (thigh) missed practice again, and guard Deuce Lutui suddenly came down with a back problem. All are issues that will need to be monitored.
It was interesting to see the media crowd today. There is no question the attention from the fourth estate is much larger this year than it was for Atlanta Wild Card week last season.
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