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Corey Liuget, Eddie Royal Return To Practice. Manti Te'o Still Out

There are a few more players coming back to the practice field. A little more reinforcements for the start of the season. Corey Liuget and Eddie Royal have found their way back to the practice field after being out for a good amount of time.

Corey Liuget is one of the best players that we have on defense. Having him back against the Houston Texans would be huge. The Texans are expected to be one of the top AFC teams this season, so we will need all the weapons on defense that we can get. Arian Foster is one of the top backs in the league and Liuget will be needed to slow him down. Liuget also is a force in the passing game. He gets into passing lanes and knocks passes down. He also gets pressure on quarterbacks to force them into bad throws. He will be a force if he is back on the field.

Eddie Royal had been having a good camp. He will be needed in the passing game for Philip Rivers on offense. He is one of the top receivers on the team, but he struggles to stay on the field. He was healthy for most of the preseason until he suffered a bruised lung in practice.

One player that still doesn’t look like he will be available for the first game of the year is Manti Te’o. Te’o still is not practicing and Bront Bird is preparing to make the start. The first game of the year is in exactly a week, if Te’o is not back on the field by Wednesday, we might as well consider him a scratch.

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  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    So…did Te’o’s foot fall off or something? Seriously, it’s been like a month now. WTF?

  • Rob Base

    Te’o is turning into a major disappointment. I seriously hope he’s not a Larry English 2.0. Dude hasn’t even been on the feild at all for the last month!

    • JoseSD

      Im sure the extent of the injury wasn’t disclosed remember Alexander’s ACL was called a dinged knee. And the Steelers’ Le’veon Bell also has a sprained foot and his diagnosis is that he’s out until at least week 6

  • Gunnar Martin

    What the crap Manti?! Hurry up and get your butt on the field. We need you.

  • nate

    Why is it always Bront Bird? Use one of the FA’s so foster doesn’t abuse us in the run game. I’m not as scared of Schaub in coverage..

  • Nate

    UT says Taylor also missed today’s practice with a knee injury meaning his torn acl knee I’m guessing yet he played in Arizonas game at least. Potential rest day? Hopefully either way Manti probably won’t see full time at this point.

  • arnie

    At this point, either the foot injury was more serious than we were lead to believe, or the kid needs to suck it up.

    • Rob Base

      He needs to suck it up stat!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Definitely more serious. Remember when Danario Alexander just dinged his knee

  • Alter Ego

    He injured his foot…give him a break. If he can play – he will.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    I’m wondering if Te’O has a high ankle sprain, or possibly a slightly torn or strained Achilles. Something of that nature. This is not a sprained foot, or ankle. If it is… it’s the most sprained a foot or ankle ever was. Glad to see Mr. Legit & Eddie back. We’re gonna need all the healthy players we can get on the field.

    • boltingindiego

      if he has some tears in his ligaments in his foot can take a month to heal which is probably what happened.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    On another note.. did you guys see that KC signed a CB each off of the Seattle & San Francisco cuts? I was hoping that would be a move that we would make. Gotta give credit to KC.. those team’s secondary depth were playing pretty well.

  • Bill Nichols

    I hate to say it, but, I think we are screwed on the Manti’ experiment this season. sounds like he has one of those high ankle sprains, the same kind that hindered Freeney last year. Those are very hard to heal, and even harder to play with. Teo’ will kick ass for us, I am afraid we will have to wait to see it though. God I hope I am wrong, but totally is pointing that way. Sucks cause now we have to hear all of the assholes talk smack about him yet another year, so he can shut them all up with his game. Get well manti’ we want and need you bro!! Bolt Up!!

    • pookie

      yeah you dont know any more than the rest of us, matter of fact, you dont know half the facts.

      he has a foot sprain, the mild takes 2 weeks to heal, moderate takes 6 weeks and severe takes months

      you can probably rule out the severe part, some symptomps needed to indicate severe sprain is getting carted off during the game which he didnt, limping and unable to put weight on the foot at any point which he hasnt, crutches during any part of the healing process etc

      te’o is most likely gonna be healed by week 2, during this month

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