A few quick notes before I head to locker room availability:
— Tight end Todd Heap had an MRI on his injured left knee. Results haven’t come back yet, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. I didn’t get the sense the coach was fearing something serious, but again, he didn’t go any further than saying the MRI happened. Whiz did say he liked how Rob Housler performed Sunday.
UPDATE: Heap said he had a sprained PCL. “It’s a day-to-day thing,” he said. “I’d love to be out there but it’s one of those deals you have to let it calm down.” Heap also wasn’t thrilled it happened on a late hit, delivered by safety Steve Gregory. “I’ve seen that happen before and unfortunately it was my turn,” Heap said. “I don’t know if there is a reason to come in and hit guys late like that, but it happened and you move on.”
— Whiz talked to Ryan Williams (more later) and told Williams the story of how Jerome Bettis’ playoff fumble against Indy almost cost the Steelers the game. Bettis rebounded to play very well the rest of that Super Bowl run for the Steelers.
— Whiz isn’t sure if QB John Skelton will practice this week. Skelton is walking around, but he needs to be able to do the quarterback movements important in the pocket.
— Nothing is wrong with Beanie Wells. The reason Williams was in at the end of the game and not Beanie was because “it was (Williams’) time to go back in.” The two will continue to split time.
Tags: Beanie Wells, John Skelton, Rob Housler, Ryan Williams, Todd Heap
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