With a division rival like the Arizona Cardinals on the docket, you'd always like to have your best players healthy and at the ready. Unfortunately for the San Francisco 49ers that wasn't the case at practice on Wednesday in Santa Clara as All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis sat out of practice, while wide receiver Braylon Edwards remained limited.
Along with Willis (hamstring), cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee) did not participate in practice, although cornerback Tarell Brown (ankle) was limited as well, though his injury isn't considered to be too serious. Willis participated in the morning walkthrough but was absent at afternoon practice, and is looking like a strong no-go for Sunday against Arizona.
As for Edwards, he is feeling much better, and after watching the Niners clinch last Sunday wants it known there won't be any more of that without him:
"I don't plan on watching any more clinching going on without me," Edwards said. "That was a little 50-50 to watch, but I don't plan on missing any more games. I plan on playing and playing to the best of my ability. I think we'll increase reps, based on week to week. That's the plan now."
On the Arizona side running back Beanie Wells (knee, hamstring) did not participate Wednesday, while safety Sean Considine (achilles), defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (quadricep), tight end Todd Heap (hamstring), linebacker Joey Porter (knee), safety Kerry Rhodes (foot), and punter Dave Zastudil (biceps) were all limited.
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