It’s time for the bubble players and backups to win jobs.
The fourth and final preseason game is typically reserved for the second- and third-team players, giving them nearly a full game to show what they’ve got with extended reps.
Especially after the display the starters put on last week against Jacksonville, they may get the entire night off Thursday in St. Louis. Last year, quarterback
Streeter May Be Sidelined
Rookie sixth-round wide receiver
Streeter scored a 33-yard touchdown on one of his two receptions last week against the Jaguars. But he hasn’t practiced since.
Head Coach John Harbaugh has not commented on Streeter’s injury.
Kindle Hopes To Return For Finale
Kindle suffered a shoulder stinger in the second preseason game on Aug. 17 and missed last week’s contest against Jacksonville.
Kindle is not a lock to make the 53-man roster, according to Harbaugh, and would benefit from making a lasting impression against the Rams.
Considine’s Concussion Opens Door
He hasn’t practiced at all this week.
Thompson, a fourth-round pick, has made seven total tackles and forced one fumble in the three preseason games. Brown has recovered all three of the team’s forced fumbles and has an interception.
Tight Ends Won’t Play
“No chance,” Harbaugh said Monday. “No chance of that.”
Yanda May Sit Out
Harbaugh and Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron eased concerns of any serious injury, saying Yanda could have played in last week’s preseason game and will “absolutely” be ready by the regular-season opener.
However, they might simply opt to give the veteran more time to heal and rest given that the starters won’t get much, or any, time at all Thursday.