He’s one of their veteran leaders, and probably the best blocker on the O-Line, and has been to the Pro Bowl nine times. And he was a key ingredient in their most consistent running play this year. And since he’s 35 years old, and under contract only for one year, he might not be back, at all.
As always in sports, injuries are part of the game, and a real test of the quality of an organization is “how good are the backups?” We’ll find out now, with Terrence Metcalf. He’d better be good, because he has 3 more years after this one under contract.