Evening roundup

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas


Both starting offensive tackles sat out practice. Jordan Gross had a concussion and Jeff Otah has a sprained ankle. If Gross can't play Sunday, and it sure looks that way, the Panthers will slide left guard Travelle Wharton to left tackle and put Geoff Hangartner at left guard. If Otah can't play, Jeremy Bridges would be the starter at right tackle.


Running back Deuce McAllister, who got his first real work of the season Sunday, went through a full practice. McAllister said his knees feel fine. Translation: Look for the Saints to use McAllister plenty Monday night against the Vikings.

Quarterback Joey Harrington was re-signed. He was cut last week because the team needed a roster spot because of injuries at tight end.


Coach Jon Gruden said quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Luke McCown got some reps with the first team, but all indications are Brian Griese remains the starter. Griese has thrown six interceptions in the last two games (both victories).

"He understands that he can't turn the ball over,'' Gruden said. "He knows where I stand. He knows enough about the position to know that's critical to our success.''

Gruden also said wide receiver Joey Galloway and fullback B.J. Askew continued to sit out with injuries.


Tackle Sam Baker, safety Lawyer Milloy and receiver Laurent Robinson sat out practice. Defensive tackle Grady Jackson was limited.