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Thin O-Line To Start Even Thinner

The specialist's recommendation is in.....Guard Ben Hamilton will miss two additional weeks, the result of post-concussion symptoms Hamilton has continued to experience since first suffering the injury early in camp.

The seventh-year offensive lineman, who has been sidelined since incurring a concussion during training camp, will remain shelved for another two weeks after a specialist recommended that he avoid the field while continuing his recovery.

"The thing is, a specialist in Pittsburgh recommended that he not do anything for two weeks, to stay away from any type of conditioning," Shanahan said. "That's where we're at right now. He's not going to do anything for two weeks, and after two weeks, they'll evaluate him again and give a recommendation."

Three-year veteran Chris Myers has filled in for Hamilton at left guard throughout the entire preseason. If he remains in the starting lineup, then Sunday's game at Buffalo will mark his first NFL regular-season starting assignment.

Like Mason said in his blog, the one positive in the whole thing is Chris Myers, if he is the one to get the nod, has started for Hamilton throughout the Pre-Season.  The Regular Season is a different beast, as we all know...Let's just say I'll feel better with Hamilton back on the field, though this is the opportunity all young players wait for and Myers needs to take advantage.