The AFC defensive player of the week disagrees.
"Yeah, I'll be good," Merriman said Friday after sitting out practice a second straight day to rest his ailing right calf. He injured it Sunday against Kansas City, when he had three sacks to push his season total to 9 1/2.
"It's calming down. I went out there Wednesday and did a couple of things, but Thursday and today I didn't do much. "It's feeling good now. I'm just doing this as a precaution."
"It's gotten better each day but we will take him out on Sunday and run him and see how he feels," Turner said.
Defensive end Jacques Cesaire continues to work despite undergoing surgery on his right thumb Monday. Cesaire is practicing with a cumbersome bandage and padding on his right hand, but said he will play Sunday.
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