It sounds as if Tennessee is catching on to the idea that, in order to get Pro Bowl defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch healthy, it needs to force him to sit down and rest his strained groin.
Vanden Bosch keeps pleading to play, Tennessee relents, and each time it happens, it seems to set back the defensive end more.
Vanden Bosch wound up playing only a handful of plays Sunday against the Green Bay Packers before suffering another setback to his groin injury. He did not practice Wednesday and it doesn’t sound as if he is going to be practicing much, if at all, this week.
Tennessee is starting to realize that the best and only way for Vanden Bosch to get healthy for the key stretch run, starting a week from Sunday with a game against division-rival Jacksonville, is to rest him.
The smart money says Vanden Bosch will not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but could be back the following Sunday at Jacksonville.