RB Jonathan Stewart was held out of practice Wednesday, getting back to his old routine after working three straight days last week. The Achilles soreness is apparently still there, though coach John Fox downplayed it afterward, saying "it wasn't a setback, ... just a day off."
SS Chris Harris (knee), DT Nick Hayden (toe) and DB Sherrod Martin (knee) were also held out, while DEs Charles Johnson (knee) and Everette Brown (ankle) were limited, along with RT Jeff Otah (shoulder).
-- Players are still rallying around QB Jake Delhomme, but he doesn't want to become a sympathetic figure. He said he's looked at the tape, knows what went wrong, and then plainly said: "It will be fixed, ... I promise you."
-- Fox said his backup QB would be a "game-time decision" between just-acquired A.J. Feeley and Matt Moore.
Feeley's getting the crash course, spending a late night Tuesday with QB coach Rip Scherer before practicing Wednesday.
Moore said he's preparing as if he's the two, but that's standard for him anyway. He did talk about how much more comfortable he was now as opposed to being thrown into the deep end in 2007, when he started three games late in the year. We'll have more on that in tomorrow's Herald.