By Harvey Hoffman
Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, tackle Lane Johnson, and running back Miles Sanders are good to go for Sunday’s home opener against the Rams.
Hargrave, the big-ticket free agent addition, has been sidelined with pectoral and hamstring injuries. He returned to practice this week and was full for the first time on Friday. Johnson missed the season opener with an ankle injury, while Sanders was out with a hamstring injury.
Defensive end is a position to watch come Sunday as Derek Barnett (hamstring) and Brandon Graham (concussion) are both questionable.
Barnett and Sanders, who were both sidelined with hamstring injuries for the opener in Washington, were full participants in Thursday’s practice. Johnson (ankle) was limited, but told reporters following practice that it was planned to hold him back a bit.
In fact, only one player – wide receiver Alshon Jeffery – did not participate in practice. Jeffery continues to rehab a foot injury.
Defensive end Brandon Graham (concussion) and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (hamstring, pectoral) were both limited on Thursday. Graham did not practice at all on Wednesday.
Tackle Jason Peters (knee) was a full participant after being limited on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and wide receiver DeSean Jackson were full participants after getting the day off.