If Barnett needs immediate surgery on his wrist injury, there is a chance he’ll be out for the season. Read here from jsonline. Wow. This is really something. It’s possible (likely even) that we’ll be without Barnett, Chillar, Morgan Burnett, Nick Collins and Mark Tauscher this weekend – according to jsonline. Unreal.
I guess we’ll finally see what Desmond Bishop can do – not the circumstances I would have chosen for his first real audition, but he’ll now get his chance. Barnett hasn’t been that great this year or last year – some good games, some disappearing acts. But if he is truly out for the year, we really have very limited depth at LB and this will hurt. You’d think it might force TT to scramble some and go after someone perhaps in a trade…nah…let’s just bring in some undrafted free agent whose playing in Turkey right now. (Actually, seriously, I wonder if former college LB Korey Hall will get some practice snaps again at LB.)
One guy to monitor through all this is Charlie Peprah. If he is healthy, he could be a force back there at safety. He’ll be super excited to get in the game regularly and in the preseason anyway, he was really hitting hard.