A lot of things to get squared away before the buses leave to take us to the airport in just a few minutes, so today’s practice update is necessarily bare bones.
The headline has to be injuries, I’d think: the only player not present at practice was Marcus Washington. Clinton Portis was doing some light work, as were Anthony Montgomery and Chris Samuels. Coach Zorn called Portis a gametime decision, noting “I thought he’d be more involved today,” but that’s ahead of where he was at this time last week.
Ladell Betts will definitely play, though. And Shawn Springs and Malcolm Kelly both continued to participate.
So it looks very much like the team will be near full strength on Sunday (with the exception of Washington), and like Zorn will finally be able to pick and choose his inactives based on what he wants to do, not what he has to do.
Other than that, it was a Friday practice. Red zone work, a lot of special teams, and a bunch of guys ready to get on the road, all with added simulated crowd noise.
A few more pictures after the jump.