Defensive end Patrick Kerney was placed on injured reserve today and was replaced on the roster by Brandon Miller, who was claimed off waivers from Atlanta.
Kerney said he got another MRI yesterday and it revealed his shoulder has not been healing properly. He also said it was more of a pain issue. He said Matt Hasselbeck asked him if the Super Bowl was this week, would he be able to play. And he said he told Matt he couldn't.
He said he injured the shoulder on one of the final plays of the San Francisco victory, where he was trying to reach out for Shaun Hill for a sack and his arm got bent back. He said the symptoms for this one are a lot different than the prior injury, which also required surgery. That it was in the same game that he had a 50-yard fumble return, he said, was like the whack-a-mole game: "Every time you pop your head up, you get it beat back down." He said it is yet to be determined if he has additional surgery.
Here is a brief bio on Brandon Miller.