As if we haven’t had enough injury trouble over the last few days, the Rams lost rookie linebacker Josh Hull to a season-ending ACL tear in practice on Wednesday. That might not seem like a huge loss, but losing Hull and Chris Chamberlain within a matter of days really depletes the special teams squad. In a move to answer some of the injury problems, the team claimed linebacker Bryan Kehl off waivers from the Giants. Hopefully Kehl can contribute on Teams, because we really need someone to do so.
Speaking of special teams, I was asked a question a few days ago in a post, and I think I might have a better answer for loyal reader Betty White. Betty wondered why wide receiver Brandon Gibson was inactive last week, and I was wondering the same thing. I think an accurate answer would be that Gibson is not much of a contributor on special teams. He looks to be 5th on the depth chart at receiver, so he won’t likely see much time on offense. If he can’t contribute on coverage, that roster spot goes to someone who can. I still think Gibson will play a role in the offense this season (possibly this week), but don’t be shocked if Dominique Curry gets the nod first because of his play in other aspects of the game.
For a quick injury update on the Raiders, it looks like All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and former Pro Bowler Richard Seymour both sat out practice today with injuries. Asomugha is dealing with a groin injury, and Seymour is down with a hamstring. Obviously these could both be big for Sunday’s game, so stay tuned later in the week for an updated injury report.