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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Postgame update

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October

Here's the latest from the locker room.

First regarding the injuries, Michael Clayton was hobbling around with the help of crutches after injuring an ankle. He said he tried to re-enter the game but was in too much pain. He is known for being pretty tough guy, so we must be talking about some killer pain. Said X-rays were negative, though, so at least there's nothing broken. An MRI tomorrow will tell whether there's any damage to ligaments or otherwise.

There wasn't any update on Mark Jones, according to Jon Gruden, but that's the one that I think the team will be most concerned about. He's a key cog on special teams, especially now that he's returning punts and kicks.

Also, Jeremy Trueblood wasn't 100 percent today. And he was in a foul mood afterward, too, which is unlike him. It's not an injury per se. I had to weed through some roadblocks to get to the bottom of it, but I'll explain that in more detail in Monday's paper.

As for the fumbled snap near the goal line in the fourth quarter, center John Wade took the blame initially. Then, in his press conference, Jeff Garcia said it was his fault. In the end, it was just a bad exchange that shouldn't happen in that critical a situation.

And I said hello to old friend Dewayne White, who was smiling ear to ear but was careful not to stick his chest out too far by dumping on his former team. He was pretty professional about the whole thing, though he was honest enough to admit that maybe his play (three sacks) sent a message that he might have been worth keeping around.

Anyway, got lots of work to get to for the Monday paper so gotta go. I'll check in later.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:51pm]

    

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