Although overcoming a major knee surgery, Eric Stephens already made it back to the top of the depth chart at running back.
Eric Stephens takes you by surprise, saying he’ll wear a brace on his surgically repaired left knee only in the season opener. In a scrimmage the week before, Stephens got caught from behind on a 58-yard run and blames it partly on the brace.
It’s a brace that, considering he had two torn ligaments and a dislocated knee last October, you’d assume he’ll wear all season.
“Um, no,” Stephens said this week. “I’ll wear it the first game, and from there we’ll see how it goes.”