Ruud's good; Kelly struggling
Linebacker Barrett Ruud said he was able to participate in just about everything in practice today and that his knee injury that cropped up this week is more an aggravation of an injury he's had since training camp.
The team's leading tackler said he should be on board for Sunday despite being limited in practice on Wednesday. The same goes for defensive end Greg White, who said his "shoulder" injury was really a neck strain that proved not to be serious. He was back in practice today and likely will play.
The same can't be said for cornerback Brian Kelly. He missed a second straight day of practice and it's starting to look like his groin strain won't heal without extensive rest. Playing through it each Sunday seems to do nothing more than set him back each week. But the alternative isn't any better, I suppose. This injury dates back to the season opener in Seattle, and there doesn't appear to be an easy answer for Kelly. Expect that we'll continue to see a lot of Phillip Buchanon this week, with Kelly possibly playing a limited role, if at all.