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Boss, Beatty, Goff, Tollefson expected to practice

George Steinbrenner as himself, alongside Jason Alexander as

George Steinbrenner as himself, alongside Jason Alexander as George Costanza in an episode of "Seinfeld." Photo Credit: AP

The pre-practice injury report is out, and the biggest surprises are for who is NOT on the list.

Kevin Boss, Will Beatty, Kevin Boothe, Dave Tollefson and Jonathan Goff and not on there, presumably meaning they will practice fully today. All of them suffered injuries in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

The guys on the list are ones that we already are well aware of: David Diehl, Madison Hedgecock, Shaun O'Hara, Darius Reynaud, Steve Smith, Osi Umenyiora and Gerris Wilkinson.

Wilkinson was showing us a new cast for his broken hand on Monday. It allows him to use the last two fingers on his left hand (the previous cast held all of his fingers in place). Whether that's enough for him to be able to grip things like footballs and opposing players as a linebacker I don't know. But it's progress. And he hasn't missed a practice since the injury.

We were teasing him that the cast, with some fingers stretched out, looks like the one from the Seinfeld episode where Costanza thinks a driver has given the finger to him and Danny Tartabull. Wilkinson laughed, but I'm not certain he got the reference.


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