Pat Williams Had Knee Surgery, Childress Reveals

A little blip toward the end of Sid Hartman‘s latest column:

[Brad] Childress…said linebacker E.J. Henderson, who missed most of last season after dislocating two toes on his left foot against Tennessee in Week 4, and defensive tackle Pat Williams, who had minor offseason surgery on his knee, are healthy and ready to play.

Didn’t know big Pat had anything wrong with his knee.  Knew his shoulder was bad – but not bad enough to keep him out of the Pro Bowl.  Have been hearing all off-season that E.J. could’ve played at the end of last year had he not been put on IR.  That’s something I keep meaning to bring up, by the way:  the IR issue.  Several players, including Jon Kitna, have accused teams of being too quick to use the injured reserve list.  Obviously, teams have their reasons for using the IR, and it’s seldom advisable to carry injured guys on your roster when you know they won’t be able to give you anything for many weeks.  However, how nice would it have been to have E.J. on the field for that Philly game?  Maybe he would’ve, you know, actually tackled Brian Westbrook on that screen.  Water under the bridge now…

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