Ryan confirmed that wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley would be playing, unless a setback occurred for Kerley. Holmes has had a number of injuries which have kept him out of preseason action. Kerley has missed preseason games with a hamstring tear. Running back Joe McKnight will play according to Ryan, while Patrick Turner (high ankle sprain) is probable and Mike DeVito (calf) is questionable.
Ryan also said that safety Yeremiah Bell has a knee injury that could keep him out of action.
"Yeremiah Bell had a little knee thing, nothing serious, but if there is any issue at all, we won't play him. We'll see. I know he wants to play, but if there's (an issue) then he won't play."
"He felt a little loose. He never felt strong, I guess. There's nothing structurally (wrong) with it, but we want to make sure we're cautious on that because clearly we need him for the regular season."
Ryan also listed the following players as out:
TE Jeff Cumberland (concussion)
DT Sione Pouha (back)
CB Ellis Lankster (quad)
S Eric Smith (knee)