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Veteran Rich Seubert, who is fighting for his job at left guard, also has gotten more work at center the past two days.

He downplayed the ankle injury on Monday, saying O'Hara will be fine.

“We all like to take a couple of days off from practice,” Seubert said. “I did last year for a couple of weeks. It’s O-Line humor. He’ll be fine. One thing you don’t have to worry about, unless we’re at the hospital laying down and they are tying you down, you’re going to try to get out there as soon as you can. We all know Shaun would rather be out there practicing.”

The Nicks’ injury also is causing some concern. Fellow receiver Mario Manningham injured his groin in practice, leaving the team without their No. 2 and 3 receivers from last season.

Manningham had 57 catches for 822 yards and five touchdowns. Nicks had 47 receptions for 790 yards and six TDs. Steve Smith led the team with 107 catches for 1,220 yards and 7 TDs.