Ginn injury further weakens 49ers' kick-return game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

These are a few of the whispers we've been hearing from around the NFC West:

• Adding to the Niners' misery in Week One was a knee injury to WR-RS Ted Ginn Jr., who team sources tell us could be "out for a while." With Ginn out and rookie Kyle Williams still not fully recovered from a preseason toe injury, the Niners' kick-return situation suddenly appears to be just as weak as it was last season, if not more so.

• The Rams' ability to defend against multi-WR sets could be severely compromised due to the hamstring injury suffered by CB Justin King, which we hear could keep him out up to three weeks. More than a few close observers are surprised the team hasn't made an effort to re-sign CB Quincy Butler, who many believe deserved to make the final roster over Kevin Dockery, who was picked on pretty heavily in Week One before also injuring his hamstring.

• Keep a close eye on Cardinals undrafted rookie WR-RS Max Komar, who we hear could be on the hot seat after fumbling the ball three times in Week One. Komar did make himself useful in Arizona's season opener with two catches for 29 yards, including a 20-yard reception, But, with third-round rookie WR-RS Andre Roberts rounding back into shape from a preseason shoulder injury, Komar could become expendable.

• Daily team observers of the Seahawks will not be getting any direct insights from the team's offensive linemen any time soon, as the group is maintaining the code of silence mandated by former O-line coach Alex Gibbs, under the direction of OG Ben Hamilton, who played under Gibbs in both Denver and Seattle.