Live from Texans-Bucs
We have our first news of the night. General manager Bruce Allen told Channel 8 in an interview before the game that Chris Simms will not play because of a hip injury. Now, it appears he is a candidate to go on the injured reserve list because of it.
We understand it occurred yesterday in practice. That workout, however, was a walkthrough. Tough to see how one could be injured playing touch football. We didn't have access to practice yesterday, so there's no way to know what's what beyond what we've been told.
We do know this, however: Simms is in uniform and warmed up before the game and showed no obvious signs of injury.
Elsewhere, if you're following tonight's game with us online, you're likely a die-hard.
These final preseason games can be difficult to watch given who is playing. But you educated fans understand the importance of even a game like this. You know that for guys like Mark Jones and Greg Peterson and Kalvin Pearson and many others, this game means everything. It will determine where their careers go from here. So, stick around and we'll try to tell you what the things you're seeing actually mean.
(Pictured: left, Chris Simms, Times photo - Brian Cassella; right, Buc fan, Carlos Mendez, Times photo - Carrie Pratt. Click to enlarge.)