Coach Ken Whisenhunt is going to make everyone wait a little longer. Quarterback John Skelton was able to do “a little bit in the rehab stuff” but still did not practice, and Whisenhunt acknowledged “it doesn’t look great for John being able to play,” but he would still not officially name Kevin Kolb his starting QB for the New England game. He did say “Kevin has had a great week of practice.”
It would be one of the greater upsets at this point if Kolb did not start Sunday. I’m sure Kolb knows that, and no — in a collective answer to some of the questions I am getting — I don’t think it messes with Kolb in any way that Whisenhunt has not made a public announcement. Gamesmanship isn’t new in this league the week of a matchup. I’m sure Kolb understands.
The injury report grew from seven players to 15 today, however. Of the eight guys added, six practiced fully so it’s probably not a big deal. The two added that were limited catch the eye, though, because one is cornerback Patrick Peterson, suffering from a groin issue. The other is safety Rashad Johnson with a thigh problem.
Those two join the others already limited, which included two other defensive backs: Adrian Wilson and Jamell Fleming (along with linebacker O’Brien Schofield). It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, can’t go Sunday against a good Patriots’ passing attack. (My gut says everyone will be available, but we will see.)
Tags: John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Patrick Peterson, Patriots
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