Friday Injury Report: Blackburn Out; Bradshaw Questionable

Giants MLB Chase Blackburn (hamstring) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) did not practice today and have been ruled OUT of Sunday’s game vs Pittsburgh.

Mark Herzlich will start at MLB, but the Giants are expected to ditch their base defense in favor of five DBs for much of this week’s game.

LB Keith Rivers (calf) was limited and is DOUBTFUL. RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice and is QUESTIONABLE, as are TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee), who were both limited today.

C David Baas (ankle/elbow), DT Rocky Bernard (quad), WR Victor Cruz (calf) and S Antrel Rolle (concussion) are all PROBABLE.

David Diehl will start at RT, replacing Sean Locklear who will return to his backup role.

Stevie Brown will start at SS again, regardless of whether Phillips returns or not.