One change today is that [CB] Corey Webster went from a limited practice to DNP. But apparently he’s on schedule to suit up on Monday, so maybe we’re just being careful with that groin. Same goes for Terrell Thomas and Jayron Hosley, so we should have a fairly healthy secondary for the first time in a while. [DE] Jason Pierre-Paul said he wasn’t feeling well yesterday when he declined to speak with the media, and today he was missing from practice with illness. Coughlin says he expects JPP to be ready to go Monday. Lastly, [C] David Baas (neck) is cleared to play, and although Coach praised Jim Cordle’s play he believes Baas will be the starter. Not sure I’m a fan of that decision… I’d think continuity would be more important for our line. Guess we’ll see.
According to Perry Fewell, we’re leaning towards letting Jon Beason wear the radio in his helmet on Monday (as opposed to Paysinger). That’s pretty telling considering he’s been here less than 2 weeks. His monster tackling performance against the Bears must not have been a fluke; he must have been a really quick study, too. I know it’s still early, but I’m going ahead and saying Reese won on this gamble.
Also worth noting from Kevin Gilbride: don’t count out [HB] Michael Cox, despite the Peyton Hillis signing. Most of us are anxious to see what the rookie can do (even though he was the second-to-last pick of the draft), but as always, his pass protection has kept him off the field. If Hillis can pick that up quickly, Cox may find himself at the bottom of the totem pole yet again.