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Hairston still iffy for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on November 7, 2011 – 5:00 pm

Chris Hairston was dressed for Sunday’s game against the Jets and could have filled in at left tackle in an emergency situation coming off a high ankle sprain. Fortunately he did not have to play giving him another week to let his ankle heal up. Heading into this week’s game against Dallas head coach Chan Gailey wasn’t sure Hairston would be ready for a full-time starting role at left tackle Sunday.

“That’s still up in the air right now,” he said. “Let us watch practice on Wednesday and we’ll be better able to determine Wednesday.”

Gailey’s main concern is forcing Levitre to prepare for two different positions for one game if they plug Hairston in at left tackle and he’s not healthy enough to get through an entire game.

“I think Andy hasn’t done a bad job, it’s just whether or not we think Chris can play left tackle and that makes us a stronger team to play Andy at left guard,” Gailey said. “Or does it make us a stronger team with Chris being a little limited to keep Andy at tackle and keep Rinehart at guard. We’ve just got to make that decision.”

This Sunday would mark a month since Hairston sustained the injury against the Giants.


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