Marc Edwards - questionable (Ankle)
, WR, TULANE
News: Marc Edwards
missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, nola.com reports.
It's unknown how serious Marc Edwards
' ankle injury is at this time. Edwards was not listed on Tulane's two-deep depth chart following the spring game.
News: Munchie Legaux
said his knee is feeling fine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Munchie Legaux
, who suffered a severe knee injury last September, said his knee is about 90-95 percent healthy after three days of fall practice. Legaux will still have to unseat sophomore transfer Gunner Kiel in order to start the season opener against Toledo on Sept. 12.
With Christian Jones (knee) out for the year, Tony Jones
might see more targets in 2014.
Tony's teammate Christian caught 54 passes for a team-leading 668 yards while tying with Tony for the team lead of four touchdowns last year. In light of Christian's unfortunate injury, Tony will carry a bigger burden after finishing with 55 catches for 630 yards and four touchdowns last year. While the Northwestern offense probably won't provide Tony with a high ceiling, he should have a high floor as Northwestern's only proven wideout.
Trayion Durham - questionable (Foot)
, RB, KENTST
News: Trayion Durham
could miss all of preseason camp after needing a second surgery on his right foot, according to Stephanie Storm of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Analysis: Trayion Durham
missed spring practice with the foot issue, and his status for the start of the season, and perhaps longer, has to be considered iffy. For now, Durham is draftable in MAC-only and very deep leagues.
News: Christian Jones
suffered a knee injury in camp and is out for the season, the Chicago Tribune reports. Jones had 54 catches for 668 yards and four touchdowns last season, and finished with his best game against Illinois, with 182 yards and two touchdowns.
This was a brutal day for Northwestern. They lost their most productive receiver from last season, and Venric Mark announced he was leaving the program.
Tyshon Dye - out (Achilles)
, RB, CLEM
News: Tyshon Dye
, who tore his Achilles tendon in February, is out for at least another week and remains in a walking boot, the Anderson Independent Mail reports.
Analysis: Tyshon Dye
redshirted last season after back and ankle surgeries, and is facing an uphill battle for carries in a deep but unsettled Tigers' backfield.
News: Jamaal Williams
has been named to the Doak Walker Award (best running back) Watch List, the Maxwell Award Watch List, and the College Football Performance Awards Running Backs Watch List.
Analysis: Jamaal Williams
, who will miss the opener due to violating team rules, ran for over 1,000 yards last year nad seven touchdowns, even while seeing his touches vary from game-to-game. Even in an offense with a renewed focus on the long ball, we look for a big season out of Williams after he returns.
Devin Lucien - doubtful (Head)
, WR, UCLA
News: Devin Lucien
left practice in an ambulance Tuesday afternoon after sustaining some sort of head injury, the Associated Press reports.
Mora could not provide reporters with information related to Devin Lucien
's injury following Tuesday's practice, stating only, "As always, we're going to be overly cautious with anything that has to do with the head, neck or spine." Lucien started three games as a sophomore last season and finished the year with 19 catches for 339 yards and two touchdowns. He was to this point in fall camp regarded as a strong candidate to start at wideout for the Bruins opposite Jordan Payton.
Rob Rice - out (Knee)
, RB, CINCY
News: Rob Rice
suffered a season ending knee injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Rob Rice
, a walk-on, only accumulated four career carries. His loss should not drastically alter the teams plans heading into the season.
News: Johnathan Gray
said he feels like he's back to where he was before he tore his Achilles, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Johnathan Gray
was having a fine season before being injured on Nov. 9. The Longhorns won't want to wear him out so he will split carries with Malcolm Brown, but it's good to here he is full of confidence heading into the season.