TOMLIN'S INJURY UPDATE
"Some injuries that we had prior to last week's game – all of these guys are in a better position than they were a week ago, and we're excited about maybe having these guys available to us. We won't change our formula in terms of that availability. They would have to display an overall readiness at some juncture over the course of the work week. We'll let that participation and the quality of that participation be our guide.
"Those guys are: Sammie Coates with his hamstring, Xavier Grimble with his ribs, Stephon Tuitt with his knee, Anthony Chickillo with his ankle, Rob Golden with his ankle, and Ladarius Green is still in the protocol, although I will acknowledge that he's progressing rather well. The quality of (Green's) participation and the effects of that is probably going to be one of the last one or two items that he's going to have to check off from that perspective. But we won't short-cut the protocol. We never do. We'll rely on our medical experts in that area, as we always do.
"A couple of guys sustained injuries of some description in-game, and they're being evaluated and that could affect their availability in some form or fashion. Those guys are:
"Ricardo Mathews, who went out of the game with an ankle injury, and he's been battling that ankle for a number of weeks; Vince Williams had a shoulder injury of some description, and he's being evaluated; and Justin Gilbert had a shoulder injury of some description that affected his availability (in the Cleveland game), and he's being evaluated some."