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November 19, 2008
P.M. update: Roman practices, T.O. does not

Safety Mark Roman, who was originally expected to miss today's practice with a lingering groin injury, instead practiced on a limited basis. It shouldn't come as a surprise. Roman has become the Cal Ripken Jr. of the 49ers' roster, playing in 89 consecutive games.

The 49ers' most serious injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Cowboys appear to be to Arnaz Battle (foot), Dashon Goldson (knee) and Josh Morgan (groin).

Terrell Owens did not practice today, according to the injury report. It seems the illness that prevented him from taking part in the morning conference call with reporters was legit. As far as some other prominent Cowboys (I'm looking out for you, Fantasy Football owners), TE Jason Witten was limited with his rib injury while QB Tony Romo went through a full practice with his injured pinkie. For a full update on Cowboys practice, click here.

Mike Singletary has added a sixth edict to what was originally a five-point mantra. Today when a team employee trotted out the signboard to Singletary's after-practice huddle with the players, it contained the word "heart" written in red in italics. After all, you gotta have heart ...

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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