Ladell Betts was once again kicked in the thigh during practice and has now been ruled out for Sunday’s exhibition opener against Indy. Seeing as Clinton Portis is likely to play very little (if at all), all you Marcus Mason fans out there are going to be seeing a lot of your guy on Sunday. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of the team signing a FA running back tonight or tomorrow just in case of injuries to either Rock Cartwright or Mason on Sunday.
Running back is looking mighty thin for this game – Eric Shelton is hurt and likely to be receiving an injury settlement soon, the aforementioned Betts and Portis situation and that leaves you with Cartwright and Mason as your only backs for the game. The team could give some carries to Mike Sellers and Nemo Broughton, although Sellers will likely see limited duty on Sunday as well.
Sunday is quickly lining up as one of those pre-season games where you have to fight to stay awake after halftime. But hey, football’s back and next week we’ll be forced to find some shady internet broadcast so enjoy your HD while you can.