The Plummer Question: What's up with Ahmed?
The thing is, Plummer never got in the game against the Titans to have a chance to get injured again. This sixth-year veteran has yet to play since having surgery to remove bone particles from his left ankle at the end of September. So, how does a guy go from suiting up for a game, not seeing any action, then showing up as doubtful the next week without even practicing? "I really don't know," Nolan responded. "He said it was still bothering him, and that's kind of how it happened. I don't think he hurt it in any way on Sunday. I hope he didn't, because he didn't do anything. He went through warmups and said during the game he would have gone in if I would have put him in." Plummer, who received $11 million in guaranteed money a year ago from the previous front-office regime, has been a virtual non-factor this season. He started in the first three games but then underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle. Plummer missed the next seven games, and Nolan - as he did Thursday - clearly has become agitated several times when asked to address Plummer's injury situation. Now, Plummer is likely out of action again. He is not expected to play against the Cardinals. "No, he's not in the doghouse, he's been injured," Nolan said earlier this week. "It's pretty evident he only practiced one day (last) week. The week before, he practiced on Wednesday and he said that he felt it was too early, so he didn't practice the rest of the week. It's really been a case of that." Second-year player Bruce Thornton has taken Plummer's job. Thornton has generally played well, but struggled in last week's loss to the Titans. Still, it appears uncertain whether Plummer fits into Nolan's long-term plans. "I would hope so, but he'll have to get back on the field to show that," Nolan said. "It's difficult when you're not on the field." Which leaves Nolan with a difficult question to answer whenever Plummer's name is mentioned.
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