Hand surgery sidelines Vasher

Cornerback Nathan Vasher is inactive for today’s game vs. Detroit and will be replaced by Corey Graham in the lineup.

Other inactives include:

3rd QB Caleb Hanie

S Craig Steltz

G Dan Buenning

OT Chris Williams

DT Matt Toeaina

WR Brandon Lloyd

That means rookie WR Earl Bennett will be active for the first time and that newcomer CB Marcus Hamilton is ahead of Steltz in terms of special teams. Steltz has yet to be active.

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