Baldwin’s reward: A cast going from his hand up to his elbow, with a lot of protection around his thumb. He also gets to spend his practice time in the “conditioning area” according to Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star, riding a stationary bike and pulling a sled.
Recent pickup Jared Gaither has been spending more time there with Baldwin lately. Gaither, who reportedly failed a physical with the Raiders, missed a week’s worth of practices after saying he was “100%” when he signed.
Gaither has been limited in practice the last three days, splitting time between individual work on the field and riding a bike. Babb wonders if Gaither will even make the team, much less start at tackle. He’s barely practiced since signing.
Coach Todd Haley says Gaither is following a plan to slowly get ready to play. But he has to prove he can stay healthy.
“We’ve got about 19 days left, so time is of the essence,” Haley said.