PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : NFC PLAYOFFS : 49ers’ Stubblefield Says Knee Is OK
Defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield, who sat out the last two regular-season games while resting his sore left knee, says he’ll be at full strength for the San Francisco 49ers’ playoff game Saturday against the Chicago Bears.
Stubblefield, who leads the 49ers with 8.5 sacks, hasn’t played since suffering a sprained knee midway through the 49ers’ 38-15 victory at San Diego on Dec. 11.
Chicago Coach Dave Wannstedt figures the pressure is on the favored 49ers.
“Obviously, when you are underdogs by that much, the team that is favored probably has the most pressure on them,” he said. “The pressure on our team is to go out and play the best game we’ve played all year. We’ll let the results take care of themselves.”
The Green Bay Packers re-signed running back Darrell Thompson for the third time this season to replace injured LeShon Johnson for Sunday’s playoff game at Dallas.
Johnson suffered a torn ligament in his left knee in practice Dec. 27.
Aaron Taylor, the Packers’ injured first-round draft pick, was jailed after allegedly firing pistols in the air New Year’s Eve. He posted $500 bond and was released.