On Wednesday, left tackle Cordy Glenn (back) and cornerback Tony McRae (concussion) returned to practice. Not having Glenn has led to Clint Boling playing left tackle over the past two games, while Trey Hopkins and Christian Westerman have rotated in at left guard. If Glenn is able to play this week, expect Boling to move back to left guard.
That is, however, if Boling plays. He ended up being limited Wednesday with a knee issue, so that will be something to monitor for the rest of the week.
Elsewhere, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) are still sidelined. They both missed Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and already look highly questionable to face Oakland. That makes it even more important for McRae to get healthy and play this week, as he’d have a big role on defense.
Also sitting out Wednesday was starting defensive end Michael Johnson, who is now in the NFL concussion protocol. That’s going to make it hard for him to play this week, which means Jordan Willis could be in line for the start.
Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was listed as a full participant with a shoulder injury, as was wide receiver/returner Alex Erickson.