"Big Cat" has nine lives

Despite missing practice time this week to an injured hip flexor James "Big Cat" Williams has a good chance of starting against New Orleans on Sunday (NOON-FOX).

There is a chance he will practice, but Jauron said there is a chance he could play even without participating in contract drills throughout the week.

"He went through the walk through today (Thursday), but he didn't go through any of the practice," Jauron said. "It's a daily thing. We'll see how he feels tomorrow and take it from there."

Offensive coordinator John Shoop said he would be concerned if Williams is out, but rookie Marc Colombo filled in admirably.

"But the one thing is Marcus (Colombo) checked in last week and did a fine job on the right side in a loud stadium on turf where it's against some good speed rushers," Shoop said. "We expect Marc to step in and do the job. That's really been our philosophy all along. Whenever someone goes down, we don't alter a great deal of what we're doing. We expect that guy to pick his play up to the high standard."

Step one: Ted Washington had surgery on the Lisfranc ligament of his left foot Thursday. The procedure was done in attempt to repair the ligament.

False start: Early in the week there were reports Jim Miller could miss this week's game because of a bum ankle, but the quarterback said those reports were false. He has practice the past two days and according to Jauron will start Sunday.

Although, Jauron did add that no player is fully healthy at this point of the season.

"Jimmy came out of that game fine-sore-but he's fine," Jauron said. "He practiced today (Wednesday). As a matter of fact, he told me yesterday he feels better than he did a week ago, but he's still sore. They all are."

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