Quick Hits (Details in individual
Week 15 Injury Report (available
- No byes Week 15, set lineups for early (Thursday) game
- DROY candidate in HOU, but it is LB Ryans, not number one pick DE Williams
- SD LB Merriman and BUF DE Schobel move in to tie for NFL lead in sacks
- CIN MLB Miller leaves game early, Simmons steps in
- KC OLB Johnson returns to starting lineup, is active
- CHI DT Harris lost for season
- PHI rookie LB Gaither takes over weakside role
- PIT S tandem out, journeyman Carter and rookie Smith fill in admirably
- STL LB Tinoisamoa breaks other hand
- CAR corners dinged, depth takes another hit
- CIN CB O'Neal becomes eight Bengal arrested this year
- DEN CB Foxworth new starting SS
- IND and SF secondary devastated by injuries
- CLE S Russell done for season
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Turnovers were the difference as the Cardinals upset Seattle on
Sunday. The D forced 4 fumbles and recovered 3 of them. OLB Karlos
Dansby led the team with 11 tackles (10 solo) and had one of those
forced fumbles. DT Darnell Dockett forced a fumble on his second
sack of the season. He posted 7 tackles (6 solo).
DE Antonio Smith, who replaced Bertrand Berry in the starting
lineup, had a sack and 3 QB hurries. On the other side, DE Chike
Okeafor also had a sack.
After offense and special teams sabotaged the team in the first
half, the defense stepped up and kept the teamís playoff
hopes alive. Down by six in the third quarter, DE John Abraham
got his first sack in nearly two months and knocked the ball away
from TB QB Bruce Gradkowski. When the TB OLinemen couldnít
hold on to the ball, back-up LB Demorrio Williams picked it up
and returned it 54 yards for his first career TD. It gave the
Falcons the lead for the first time in the game, and one they
wouldnít relinquish. Despite reportedly aggravating his
ab injury again, Abraham looked like he had overcome his injuries
on Sunday. In addition to the sack, he finished with 3 solo tackles
and a QB hurry.
With CB Jason
Webster still sidelined with a torn groin, rookie CB Jimmy
Williams moved in to the starting lineup after recovering
from a high ankle sprain. Williams finished with 6 tackles (4
solo), including blasting TB WR Joey Galloway at the Falcons two-yard
line to prevent a TD on the second-to-last play of the game.
WLB Keith Brooking led the team with 17 tackles (11 solo) and
SLB Michael Boley also went double-digits with 11 (8 solo).
For the first time in a long time FS Ed Reed looked like the elite
playmaker he was when he was DPOY in 2004. He had two picks, including
a diving one deep in Baltimore territory, and broke up three other
passes, as well as posting 3 solo tackles.
All the usual suspects in the front seven contributed big, as
well. LB Adalius Thomas (his team-leading tenth of the season),
DE Trevor Pryce (9.5 on the year), LB Bart Scott (8.5), LB/DE
Terrell Suggs (7), and LB Ray Lewis (3) each had a sack. Suggs
also forced his fourteenth career fumble on his sack, a new Ravens
record, and recovered it himself on his sack in the second quarter.
He also led the team with 9 tackles (8 solo).
With just a four point lead late in the third quarter, the defense
sealed the victory with a couple of key turnovers. CB Nate
Clements took a tipped pass off the hands of NYJ WR Jerricho
Cotchery 58 yards for TD on his second pick of the year. Clements
also had 5 solo tackles. The in the fourth quarter on the last
of DE Aaron Schobelís three sacks, he knocked the ball out and
DE Ryan Denney recovered it with less than two minutes left. Denney
also had a sack. Schobel finished with 9 tackles (6 solo). Despite
starting slow, Schobel has had 11.5 sacks in the last nine games
and set a new career high with 12.5 for the season.
The team placed WLB Angelo Crowell on the IR last week after
breaking his leg. Keith Ellison, who replaced Takeo Spikes earlier
in the season, now replaces Crowell. Ellison had 9 tackles (6
solo, including 1 on special teams). Spikes had to leave the game
with an ankle injury, but returned and is expected to play this
Rookie SS Donte Whitner was inactive with a hamstring injury.
Jim Leonhard was a bit of a surprise as his replacement. He had
7 tackles (6 solo, including 1 on special teams). CB Terrence
McGee was inactive with an ankle injury. Kevin Thomas started
in his place. Whitner and McGee are expected to play this week.
The defense was handicapped heading in to the game as both starting
Lucas and Chris
Gamble, were inactive with hamstring injuries. Lucas has battled
a variety of injuries and continues to be replaced by Richard
Marshall. The rookie had 5 tackles (4 solo) and broke up a
pass, but struggled on NYG WR Plaxico Burress, including giving
up a TD. Recently acquired Christian
Morton was forced in to a starting role after Gamble injured
his leg during Fridayís practice. Mortonís opportunity was quickly
lost when he injured his hamstring in the first quarter. UDFA
rookie Dion Bynum, also with the team only about a month, replaced
Morton. Bynum had 7 tackles (6 solo) and broke up a pass. Heíll
continue to see more work as Morton was placed on the IR with
his injury. DB Derrick
Strait was claimed off waivers from the Bears to add depth.
Williams led the team with 10 solo tackles and forced a fumble.
After taking the NFL lead in sacks with a three-sack performance
in mid-November, DE Julius Peppers has gone four straight games
Thanks to the reemergence of QB Rex Grossman and the return exploits
Hester, the defense was able to overcome some crucial injuries.
Already missing Pro Bowl SS Mike
Brown, the defense was shy two other Pro Bowlers as DT Tommie
Harris was inactive with a ruptured hamstring and CB Nathan
Vasher was inactive with a hamstring injury. Brownís replacement,
was also inactive with an ankle injury. Harris is the most devastating
loss. He will need surgery and miss the rest of the season. Vasher
and Johnson should be back next week. Ricky
Manning Jr. started in place of Vasher and Hester saw extensive
time at CB due to the shortage in the secondary. The explosive
Hester, who returned to kicks for scores and, in the process,
set a new single-season record for return TDs with six, proved
much more adept at the return game than corner. Hester was beaten
on a fade by WR Torry Holt for a TD. Chris
Harris replaced Johnson at SS. Ian
Boone, and Tank Johnson shared the burden of replacing Harris.
Scott had a nice open field tackle on a reverse to stop STL WR
Kevin Curtis for a loss instead of a big gain.
MLB Brian Urlacher led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo). Rookie
DE Mark Anderson continued his tremendous debut as a pass rush
specialist racking up 2 more sacks. He leads the team with ten.
Adewale Ogunleye also had a sack.
The revolving door at MLB continued to go around on Sunday. After
was suspended the first four games, and eventually the season,
for violating the leagueís substance abuse policy, veteran Brian
Simmons slid over and got the first shot. While Simmons battled
neck problems, supplemental draft pick Ahmad
Brooks stepped over and flashed some upside in five starts.
When Brooks recently started battling injuries and the rookie
learning curve, Caleb
Miller stepped in and had three big starts the last three
weeks. Miller was the starter again on Sunday, but left early
in the game after tackling OAK RB Justin Fargas. Simmons replaced
him and had 5 tackles (4 solo), 2 QB hurries, and 3 passes defensed,
including his second pick of the season. Brooks was inactive.
remained the starting SLB and led the team with 9 tackles (7 solo).
Jeanty, after missing a string of games earlier with an injury
of his own, has a tenuous hold on the starting job even as Simmons
has been getting healthy. Simmons had been working mostly in the
middle in passing packages. The one player who is locked in is
at WLB. Johnson had 4 tackles (3 solo) in the game.
Geathers continued his breakout season, notching double-digit
sacks for the first time in his career. He is the first Bengal
with 10+ since Alfred
Williams in 1992. With two on Sunday, Geathers has a team-high
10.5 for the year. He has flourished as a third-down specialist
this season and leaves the team with some decisions at end this
off-season. Geathers is a RFA, while Justin
Smith is an UFA. Smith had 3 QB hurries and appeared to be
on his way to a career best in sacks when he had seven sacks halfway
through the season, but he hasnít had one in November and remains
stuck on seven.
After missing three games with a shoulder injury, CB Deltha OíNeal
was expected to return this week, but it was announced he had
lost his job rookie Johnathan Joseph. However, OíNeal was
arrested Saturday for a DUI at a police traffic checkpoint. He
was left inactive, missing his fourth straight game. Joseph had
5 tackles (4 solo) and swung the momentum early on his first tackle.
He stripped OAK WR Alvis Whitted after a reception on the Raiders
first play from scrimmage and Joseph recovered the fumble, as
well. The Bengals scored their first TD on the subsequent drive.
Joseph also broke up a pass in the game. CB Tory James, whose
job Joseph had been rumored to be on the verge of taking before
OíNeal was hurt, had 6 tackles (5 solo) and a pass defensed.
DT Sam Adams had only one tackle, but it was a pivotal one. Down
21-3 in the third quarter, the Raiders went for it on fourth-and-one
in Bengal territory. Adams broke through the line and tackled
OAK RB ReShard Lee for a loss. Cinci would score on the following
drive and put the game out of reach for good.
Despite the return of SS Dexter Jackson the previous week, Kevin
Kaesviharn remains involved as the primary SS on passing downs.
Jackson started again and had 3 tackles (2 solo), including his
first sack of the season. Kaesviharn had 3 solo tackles, including
a sack, and broke up a pass. He has 3.5 sacks on the season.
DE Orpheus Roye missed his second consecutive game with an MCL
knee sprain. The less stout Simon Fraser replaced him again. Fraser
had 7 tackles (2 solo), but the Steelers picked on Fraser on the
right side early and often. His less impressive run defense contributed
to a single-game team rushing record by the Steelers for Willie
Parker and over 300 yards on the ground in the game by Pittsburgh.
The Browns will have to figure something out, because Roye is
now done for the season after being put on the IR this week.
FS Brian Russell was inactive with swelling and irritation in
a right elbow injury. It is the elbow he suffered a staph infection
in earlier this season and there is concern the staph infection
returned. His season is over after being placed on the IR. Versatile
Brodney Pool got the start at FS in his place and finished with
8 tackles (4 solo). Pool should continue to replace him. DB Ben
Emanuel was signed to take Russellís place on the roster.
ILB Andra Davis led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo) and forced
a fumble. He leads the team on tackles for the year.
Rookie ILB DíQwell Jackson had 7 tackles (3 solo) and aggravated
his turf toe in the game. He is questionable this week.
After having the look of a unit that could contend for a championship,
the Dallas D let the Saints run and pass all over them in their
house. The forced no turnovers and had just one sack, by OLB Demarcus
Ware. He leads the team with seven sacks on the season.
ILB Bradie James led the team with 8 tackles (5 solo).
After a revolving door at FS this season, the team hopes they
have found an answer in former Pro Bowl, and recently discarded
49er, Tony Parrish. He was claimed off waivers last week. He was
inactive Sunday night, but could challenge Keith Davis for a starting
FS John Lynch led the team with 10 tackles (5 solo). CB Darrent
Williams had 5 solo tackles and his first sack of the season.
Domonique Foxworth replaced Cumrome Cox as the starting SS and
had 7 tackles (5 solo) and broke up a pass. Karl Paymah replaced
Foxworth as the nickel corner.
MLB Al Wilson played through neck problems and posted 6 tackles
DT Cory Redding has been one of the few bright spots on the injury-plagued
Detroit DLine. The converted DT has flourished inside, posting
his team-leading seventh sack on Sunday, among his 5 tackles (4
solo). His pressure on one play also helped force the only INT
of the day, by Jamar Fletcher. Redding has at least a half-sack
in five straight games and seven of the last eight. Fletcher was
the nickel corner and Stanley Wilson was in the starting lineup
with Fernando Bryant still out with a concussion. Bryant is questionable
Kennedy pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges, but wonít
be sentenced until January, so any suspension should come next
year. Kennedy started and had 6 tackles (4 solo) and recovered
a fumble forced by DT
Marcus Bell. Rookie Daniel
Bullocks continues to work in pass packages and had 4 tackles
LB Teddy Lehman missed another game due to a hamstring injury
and is questionable this week. After being on the PUP to start
the season due to a Lisfranc sprain, the injury-prone LB has only
played in four games this year. Paris Lenon continues to man the
middle and it looks like the Lions will have to wait another year
to know if Lehman can build on the upside he showed as a rookie.
Rookie WLB Ernie Sims led the team with 10 tackles (6 solo).
Continuing disappointment from DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila has resulted
in his role being reduced. He has 13 sacks the last two years
after having 13.5 in 2004. The undersized end is a liability in
run defense, so when he isnít getting to the QB, he isnít
adding value. Cullen Jenkins saw more snaps in place of KGB at
end. Jenkins shared a sack with DE Aaron Kampman.
MLB Nick Barnett (4 solo), WLB A.J. Hawk (3 solo), and FS Nick
Collins (4 solo) led the team with 6 tackles. Hawk and Collins
each had a pick, as well.
MLB DeMeco Ryans continued his DROY campaign. He led the team
with 14 tackles (8 solo). The rookie leads the league in tackles
with 127 for the season.
CB Demarcus Faggins left in the fourth quarter with a concussion
and leg injury, but is expected to play this week. He had his
second pick of the year before leaving. Dexter McCleon replaced
him. FS C.C. Brown had 9 tackles (8 solo, including 1 on special
teams). Brown is questionable this week with turf toe.
FS Bob Sanders was inactive yet again, missing another game due
to his lingering right knee problems. Marlin Jackson started at
FS in his place, but left in the first half with a shoulder injury.
SS Antoine Bethea left in the first quarter after aggravating
an existing shoulder injury. With Mike Doss already on the IR,
the Colts were without their top four safeties by halftime. Dexter
Reid replaced Jackson at FS and Matt Giordano replaced Bethea
at SS. Giordano led the team with 9 tackles (8 solo) and had his
first career INT in the Colts end zone that turned into an 80-yard
TD drive by the offense.
The secondary injuries didnít stop at safety. CB Nick Harper
sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return. Kelvin
Hayden replaced him.
OLB Gilbert Gardner sat in favor of Rocky Boiman late in the
game. No word yet on if the demotion will stick.
DE Robert Mathis had the only sack in the game. He is now half
a sack away from his third consecutive double-digit sack season.
MLB Daryl Smith led the team 8 tackles (7 solo) and got his second
sack of the season. DT Marcus Stroud also had his second sack
of the season. SS Gerald Sensabaugh had his second INT of the
season, the only turnover the defense forced.
The Chiefs had no sacks and their only turnover was followed by
a three-and-out by the offense. It was a fumble forced by FS Greg
Wesley that CB Patrick Surtain recovered. Wesley also led the
team with 8 solo tackles.
Johnson returned to the starting lineup after minimal action
or being inactive the last four games due to an ankle injury.
Johnson had 7 tackles (6 solo). The move returned Keyaron
Fox to a back-up role, but not for long. OLB Kendrell
Bell was benched in the fourth quarter and Fox took over.
HC Herm Edwards wouldnít say the move was permanent, but indicated
Fox will definitely see more time, inferring at the expense of
Bell. The 2001 DROY and a Pro Bowler the prior year with the Steelers
when signed a seven-year contract to join the Chiefs in 2005 has
been an unmitigated bust.
DE Jason Taylor led the way as the Dolphins disrupted the Patriots
offense and forced their worst outing of the season. Taylor had
6 tackles (5 solo), a sack, a forced fumble, broke up a pass,
and his pressure forced at least another incomplete pass. SS Yeremiah
Bell led the team with 9 tackles (5 solo), including a sack on
which he stripped and recovered the ball.
Second-year DE Matt Roth continues to progress as a pass rush
specialist. He had a solo sack and shared another with DT Vonnie
Holliday. Roth has 3.5 sacks in his last three games.
The leagueís best run defense held the Lions to negative
three yards on ten attempts on Sunday. WLB E.J. Henderson led
the way with a game-high 13 tackles (9 solo), including his third
sack of the season. He also recovered a fumble forced by CB Cedric
Griffin. Henderson has already, or remains on track, to put up
career best numbers across the board. Griffin, who had 2 solo
tackles, a pick, 2 other passes defensed, and recovered a fumble
himself, continues to be the nominal starter across from Antoine
Winfield. As the Vikings played a lot of nickel (at the expense
of SLB Ben Leber), Fred Smoot still sees significant playing time.
He had 8 tackles (6 solo).
Rookie DE Ray
Edwards got his first career start as RDE, but failed to appear
in the box score. The only sign he was in the game was when he
drew a penalty. Darrion
Scott still saw significant time and had a sack, giving him
a team-high 5.5 on the year. DT Kevin
Williams had his fifth sack of the season in the game and
Smith had his second career sack and fourth pick of the year.
While the offense struggled, the defense did them no favors. They
forced no turnovers and had one sack, but DE Ty Warren. Warren
tied LB Rosey Colvin for the team lead at 6.5 on season.
Mike Vrabel remains shifted back inside when the set is 3-4,
with Tully-Banta Cain outside, but the Pats showed more 4-3 looks
giving DE Jarvis Green more time. Green should have more value
than Cain the rest of the way.
SS Rodney Harrison remained inactive with a broken shoulder blade
and James Sanders continued to start in his place. Harrison believes
he will be back before the playoff, but as always with the Patriots,
injury information is kept quiet. No more shroud of secrecy on
FS Eugene Wilson, as he was put on the IR last week. Artrell Hawkins
is likely to remain the starter in Wilsonís place. Chad
Scott got the start in place of Ellis Hobbs, but Hobbs replaced
Asante Samuel later in the game. Vet Ray Mickens, signed last
week when Wilson went on the IR, played nickel corner.
NT Vince Wilfork left the game with an apparent leg injury in
the second half and was replaced by Mike Wright.
After missing the previous game with a knee injury, DE Will Smith
bounced back strong with 2 sacks and 3 QB pressures. Smith set
a new career high with 10.5 sacks on the season, which leads the
WLB Scott Shanle led the team with 6 solo tackles. SLB Scott
Fujita had 5 solo tackles.
New York Giants
The first of SS Gibril Wilsonís two picks set up a TD in
third quarter to move the New York lead to 17 and help put the
game away. They were the first interceptions of the season for
Wilson, who also had 3 solo tackles. UDFA rookie CB Kevin Dockery
also had his second career INT in the game and 8 tackles (5 solo).
Dockery was bumped up to nickel corner as R.W. McQuarters moved
up to starter with Corey Webster (turf toe) inactive. Webster
is likely to miss this week, as well.
DE Michael Strahan (Lisfranc foot sprain) missed his fifth consecutive
game. His return this week is unlikely and there are reports he
could miss the rest of the regular season. Rookie Mathias Kiwanuka
continues to start in his place at LDE with Osi Umenyiora back
on the right side. Umenyiora left late in the game, but it was
due to cramps and he is expected to be fine this week. Kiwanuka
had his fourth sack of the season. DT William Joseph had his second
sack of the season and forced a fumble on it. Joseph is back in
a reserve role rotating inside, after spending time at LDE when
both Strahan and Umenyiora were out.
After battling knee problems at practice the prior week, MLB
Antonio Pierce led the team with 11 solo tackles.
New York Jets
SS Kerry Rhodes led the team with 7 solo tackles. OLB Victor Hobson
had 2 sacks, giving him a new career high with four on the season.
OLB/DE Bryan Thomas also had a sack. He leads the team with 7.5
for the year.
MLB Kirk Morrison led the team with 13 tackles (8 solo) and forced
a fumble, recovered by FS Stuart Schweigert, the only turnover
for the Raiders in the game.
Pass rush specialist Lance Johnstone was inactive again as he
battled knee and toe problems. Johnstone is seeking another opinion,
but expects to need season-ending knee surgery. Former UDFA Kevin
Huntley has stepped off the practice squad and in to Johnstoneís
role. After sharing his first career sack and getting his first
fumble recovery in the previous game, he had two assists on Sunday.
After winning the starting WLB job heading in to the season, Matt
McCoy appears all but out of the picture now. The return to health
Barber (although he suffered a stinger in the game and is
questionable this week) this year cost McCoy snaps in pass packages,
then injuries and ineffectiveness cost him his job. McCoy was
inactive for the first time this season with shoulder problems
and a lingering hip flexor. Rookie Omar
Gaither replaced him in the starting lineup and after a strong
performance, should retain the job. Gaither had 5 tackles (4 solo)
and broke up two passes, including grabbing one for his first
career INT. A far bigger pick was that by Michael
Lewis, who took a tip by CB Will James and returned it 84
yards for his first career TD. James was the nickel corner with
Rod Hood out with a hamstring injury. Lewis, who continues in
a part-time hybrid S/LB role in certain packages, also had 6 tackles
(4 solo, including 1 on special teams). Sean
Considine, who remains the starter at SS, had 10 tackles (6
solo). FS Brian
Dawkins had his first sack of the season among his 8 tackles
MLB Jeremiah Trotter led the team with 13 tackles (8 solo).
DT Brodrick Bunkley was active, but did not play. He remains
in the doghouse after missing the team flight three weeks ago
and is out of the rotation at this time.
Polamalu remained inactive with an MCL sprain and FS Ryan
Clark sat out after pulling his groin in the previous game. Clark
is questionable this week and Journeyman Tyrone
Carter filled in at SS and rookie Anthony
Smith got the start at FS, with both stepping up. Carter (5
solo) and ILB James
Farrior (3 solo) shared the team lead with 7 tackles. Each
had a pass defensed, as well. Smith had 4 tackles (1 solo and
including 2 assists on special teams) and grabbed his first career
pick, as well as breaking up another pass.
Already playing with a harness for a dislocated shoulder and broken
left hand, WLB Pisa Tinoisamoa broke his right hand in the second
quarter. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. Veteran
Dexter Coakley replaced him and should the rest of the way if
he is done.
Despite practicing last week, rookie DE Victor Adeyanju was inactive
a radius fracture in his right forearm. Brandon Green started
in his place. End took another hit when LDE Leonard Little left
in the second half after getting hit in the throat.
With two sacks on Sunday, OLB Shawne Merriman moved in to a tie
for the league lead in sacks with 12.5. He also had 5 tackles
(4 solo), two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. ILB Randall
Godfrey was inactive with a calf injury, so Stephen Cooper got
the start inside. He led the team with 9 tackles (7 solo), including
his second sack of the season, and he broke up 2 passes.
After replacing DE Luis Castillo (high ankle sprain) for four
weeks, Jacques Cesaire and Castillo switched roles. Cesaire started,
but Castillo played most of the second half after Cesaire left
with a neck injury. Castillo had his sixth sack among his 5 tackles
MLB Derek Smith was inactive with a hamstring, so Jeff Ulbrich
started in his place. Ulbrich had 7 tackles (4 solo). Smith is
questionable this week. OLB Brandon Moore had 4 tackles (2 solo),
including the only sack for the 49ers.
FS Keith Lewis led the team with 11 tackles (8 solo) and broke
up a pass.
CB Shawntae Spencer remained inactive with an ankle sprain and
Donald Strickland started in his place. The team will need Spencer,
who is probable this week, back soon, because Strickland suffered
a knee injury in the game and was placed on the IR. CB Sammy Davis
was also put on the IR with a quad injury, further hurting depth
at the position.
OLB Julian Peterson will have to wait another week to get his
first double-digit sack season, but he did have 4 tackles (3 solo)
and a pick, the only turnover the D forced.
OLB Leroy Hill (3 solo) and CB Marcus Trufant (8 solo) led the
team with 8 tackles each.
After missing a few games with knee and ankle problems, MLB Shelton
Quarles showed the last two weeks he isnít ready to relinquish
his job to Barrett Ruud. Quarles posted double-digit tackles and
got to the QB for the second straight week. In his last two games
he has 22 tackles (16 solo) and 2.5 sacks.
DE Dewayne White is getting some tackles, but he hasnít
gotten a sack since being installed at RDE in place of Simeon
Rice, who is done for the season. White, a UFA after this season,
is likely to get a significant offer to stay and should replace
Rice, who will probably be let go.
With Juran Bolden battling an assortment of lower body injuries,
CB Phillip Buchanon got his first start as a Buc. He responded
with his first pick as a Buc, in the end zone late in the second
quarter that preserved the first half shutout of Atlanta.
CB Pacman Jones had 4 solo tackles, including his first career
sack, and returned a kick 36 yards to set up the eventual game-winning
After being held sackless in November, DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is
still looking for sack number five after six games without one.
He did have 8 tackles (7 solo). DE Antwan Odom missed his ninth
game due to ongoing knee problems.
OLB Keith Bulluck led the team with 9 tackles (3 solo). Peter
Sirmon appears to have replaced rookie Stephen Tulloch in the
middle. Sirmon 7 solo tackles.
As SS Troy Vincent continues to be limited by a hamstring injury,
Vernon Fox started his third straight game and led the team with
7 tackles (6 solo). Adam Archuleta remains nothing more than a
special teams player. Vincent should return this week.
After a huge game last week, DE Andre Carter returned to his
sub-par performance with 3 tackles (2 solo). He has been a huge
disappointment with just three sacks this season.
Rookie LB Rocky McIntosh ran with the first team during Sundayís
game. Considered a contender for the starting WLB job after being
drafted, Warrick Holdman quickly locked it up in preseason and
McIntosh has been mostly limited to special teams. He could get
more of a look the rest of the way.