Earl and R Walker were both ACL tears. Earl's surgery was on November 1 and Walker's was about a month later. It's hard to come back full strength in less than a year from these injuries (Hollings is a good example). We may not know Earl's full value until '05. We shouldn't expect much more than special teams and spot backup duty out of him this year. If he is able to deliver more than that, it's a bonus. I have read that his rehab is going very well.
Last edited by aj.; 07-15-2004 at 06:36 AM.