Some lunchtime topics after coach Ken Whisenhunt talked to the media today, starting — of course — with the quarterbacks and the notion John Skelton is the favorite to win the job:
Whisenhunt said he was familiar with the ESPN report, but “we’re sticking to what we said, which is sticking with the process and let it play itself out.” Added Whisenhunt, “I haven’t gotten into thinking about favorites and longshots.” As for the report, which says unnamed sources within the team think Skelton could be the guy, Whisenhunt said he doesn’t put much stock in things said anonymously. “To me, that’s a way of saying ‘I could be making it up,’ ” Whisenhunt said.
Whiz insisted there is no timetable by when he wants to make the quarterback choice.
— Whiz said D’Anthony Batiste played well against the Chiefs, has had a good offseason and has earned his chance as first-unit right tackle and will get a chance to start there Friday against the Raiders.
— RB LaRod Stephens-Howling is nursing a sore groin and missed practice yesterday. Whiz said there’s no reason to push it and turn it into a two- or three-week injury. Stephens-Howling said he hoped to return to practice in the next couple of days.
Tags: D'Anthony Batiste, John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, LaRod Stephens-Howling
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