Antonio Gates was back at practice again, wearing a rib protector. I will assume that he will be ready to go this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to getting hit in the game.
Ryan Mathews practiced again also and he should be ready for Sunday’s game. He could be a huge part of the offense this weekend. The Falcons run defense allowed some big plays to Willis McGahee on Monday. Ryan will be looking to do the same against that defense.
Jared Gaither and Shareece Wright again did not practice. Surprised?