The Eagles and 49ers released their final injury reports for Sunday. Most everything is just about as expected with Frank Gore and Donte Whitner both listed as questionable for Sunday. In his Friday press conference, Jim Harbaugh seemed to indicate everybody but Edwards and Norris would likely play on Sunday. Specifically, he was asked the following:
Jim I know you haven't practiced today, but do you have any sense of which guys you will consider game time decisions as far as the guys that have been on the injury report?
"No, I expect the one's that will play will play, and the ones that are out, to be out."
"Yeah, I expect them to play."
It sounds like he thinks guys like Gore and Whitner will play, but they are still looking like definite game-time decisions. If they are both unable to play, Kendall Hunter would likely get the start at running back while Madieu Williams would be the "starter" at strong safety, with Reggie Smith coming in on third down.
It's easy to get overly excited about Kendall Hunter early on, but his ability to hit the corner and also the fact that he has shown an ability on occasion to "push the pile" a bit leaves me intrigued by what he could do in a starting role on Sunday. The big burst through the holes have been great, but one of my favorite plays was a reception in which he pushed the defenders a couple yards to get the first down.
I imagine he'd have plenty of ups and downs, but you can't tell me you're not the least bit curious about what he could do with 15 or 20 carries.
WR Braylon Edwards (knee)
FB Moran Norris (fibula)
RB Frank Gore (ankle)
SS Donte Whitner (hip
CB Brandon Hughes (hamstring)
DE Juqua Parker (ankle)
DE Darryl Tapp (pectoral)