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Tennessee senior WR Jauan Jennings was noticeably slowed by an earlier injury during Tuesday's practice.

Jennings (6'3/201) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the spring, but it's somewhat muddled as to whether he's still working his way through that earlier procedure. Volunteers HC Jeremy Pruitt said that the senior wideout had sustained a minor hyperextension last week, though he did not specify whether that was to Jennings' knee or elbow (the two most common body parts to stress in that fashion). While we'd like a little more clarity than this, it should be considered a good sign that Jennings was able to practice on Tuesday, even if he was not doing so at full strength. We'll continue to monitor his status and update as information becomes available.
Source: Rivals
Aug 14 - 5:12 PM

Kentucky junior RB Benny Snell (calf) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Snell (5'11/223) sat over the weekend while nursing a calf strain, but as expected, the injury wasn't one to keep him out of practice action for long. The self-proclaimed best back in the SEC is looking to build on a sophomore campaign in which he rushed for 1,333 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Aug 14 - 5:03 PM

Texas redshirt sophomore CB Eric Cuffee will transfer.

Cuffee (6'0/189) enrolled with the Longhorns as a respected four-star recruit in Charlie Strong's 2016 recruiting class, but after redshirting in his first year on campus, he was unable to make any sort of a statistical mark during the most recent campaign. A wrist injury sustained last August required surgery and put him behind the eight-ball to start. Logical enough that he's chosen to search out better opportunity, now, as Texas is deep -- and young -- in the secondary. Should he opt to keep his transfer within the FBS, Cuffee will have to sit out the upcoming season to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Aug 14 - 4:59 PM

Texas redshirt senior RB Tre Watson (knee) has been given full medical clearance.

Watson (5'10/190) had previously been working only as a limited participant in preseason camp. The Cal transfer has been rehabbing from a torn ACL which he suffered last September. Now that he's been given the medical green light to intensify his work in practice, he can begin -- in earnest -- the process of securing a sizable role with the team. He'll be competing with Toneil Carter and Daniel Young for the remainder of camp as Texas readies for its season-opener against a suddenly-embattled Maryland program.
Aug 14 - 4:47 PM

Syracuse senior TE Ravian Pierce sat out Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury concern.

The Orange have run into a fair amount of attrition in preseason camp, with RB Dontae Strickland, S Evan Foster and DE Kendall Coleman among the additional casualties of practice thus far. Pierce should be considered day-to-day moving forward unless Syracuse indicates otherwise. During the most recent campaign, the senior tight end caught 29 passes for 263 yards and four touchdowns.
Aug 14 - 4:40 PM

BYU senior WR Rickey Shumway has left the team.

Shumway (6'2/196) failed to make any sort of a statistical dent after walking on with the Cougars and now leaves the program without even one catch to his fair name. While he has said farewell to the football team, Shumway remains enrolled at BYU, which would seem to indicate that he's not eyeing a transfer.
Aug 14 - 4:32 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline described Ole Miss junior Benito Jones as an "explosive defensive tackle with a great first step."

Pauline is also keen on what he refers to as Jones' "tremendous leverage and pad level." The analyst notes that the 6-foot-2, 315-pounder isn't "a big, bulky lineman but would fit as a potential three technique tackle." The former five-star prospect unloaded for 29 tackles (7.5 for loss) and a forced fumble last season. Pauline currently hits him up with a Round 3 grade for the spring draft.
Aug 14 - 4:22 PM

Wake Forest redshirt junior RB Tyler Bell (knee) has been medically disqualified from playing football with the program.

We feel for Bell, who has sustained ACL tears during spring practice in each of the last two offseasons. The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder finishes his career with the Demon Deacons having rushed for 548 yards (3.7 YPC) and two touchdowns. He'll serve as something of a student assistant moving forward, a role that we see players take quite often in situations such as this. Matt Colburn, Cade Carney and Christian Beal -- in that order -- are expected to be the backs of note for the coming campaign.
Aug 14 - 4:15 PM

Northwestern redshirt senior QB Clayton Thorson (knee) was an active participant in Tuesday's practice.

Thorson (6'4/220) is still being moved along with caution by Wildcats HC Pat Fitzgerald and staff, but we're beginning to see clear signs that the team is at least attempting to get him in fighting shape for their opener against Purdue on Aug. 30. According to Inside NU's team on-site in Evanston on Tuesday, Thorson "looked comfortable in the pocket," worked the read-option and put in a few scrambles during his drillwork. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely as camp progresses toward its end game. Should Thorson be unable to take the field versus the Boilermakers, the task would fall to one of TJ Green, Aidan Smith or Andrew Marty.
Source: Inside NU
Aug 14 - 3:57 PM

Miami redshirt junior T George Brown will undergo surgery to repair a torn MCL.

Brown (6'7/300) started three games for the Hurricanes last season and was expected to serve as a useful depth cog once again for the coming campaign. There's no concrete timetable for the former LSU signee's return to action with the Hurricanes, but realistically, he's in danger of missing the year. Delone Scaife could see additional work in camp with Brown out, as Miami attempts to sort through its reserves before the season starts.
Aug 14 - 3:35 PM

Maryland fired strength and conditioning coach Rick Court.

Court is the first coach to receive his walking papers in the wake of the death of OL Jordan McNair and a bombshell ESPN report released last Friday which detailed numerous alleged abuses and mistreatments of players. He had earlier been placed on administrative leave. It has been determined that McNair passed away due to heat stroke -- his internal body temperature spiked at 106 degrees -- as a result of a late May workout. We would not be surprised to see other staff members likewise lose their jobs in relation to the questionable culture which has arisen under HC D.J. Durkin. Durkin, himself, is currently on paid leave while Maryland investigates the troubling allegations surrounding the program.
Aug 14 - 3:21 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Ole Miss junior WR AJ Brown is "prone to lapses of concentration" from time to time.

Brown (6'1/225) doesn't have too many flaws in his game -- he's viewed by many to be the rest receiver in the country -- but Pauline does float a few. In addition to the occasional lapse of concentration mentioned above, the analyst notes that the stud wideout "double catches some easy throws." These are the kinds of nitpicks you'll see during the evaluating season, but they're all relatively minor criticisms. To whit, even with those observations listed above, Pauline still views Brown as a clear Day 1 prospect for the spring.
Aug 14 - 3:12 PM

Arkansas senior TE Jeremy Patton has been diagnosed with a left ankle bruise.

Patton (6'5/253) was outfitted with a boot after sustaining the injury during Monday's practice, but despite the ominous nature of that piece of fashion-wear, it looks like the senior tight end has dodged actual serious injury. The former four-star JUCO recruit made 11 grabs for 189 yards last season, his first in the FBS ranks. He's expected to work as starter this year. Arkansas will boot up its 2018 season against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 1.
Aug 14 - 2:30 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said of his team's quarterback competition, "None of them have given in. None of them have dropped off, so it rages on."

Harbaugh said that he'd like to name a starter "sooner rather than later." While this still ostensibly remains a competition between Shea Patterson and Brandon Peters (with Dylan McCaffrey, Joe Milton and Jeff George Jr. on the periphery), all indications to this juncture have Ole Miss transfer Patterson tracking toward the opener versus Notre Dame as likely starter. Multiple members of the team have openly talked about how Michigan has been expanding their passing offense to a more wide-open attack this month, which would fit to Patterson's skill set.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 14 - 2:20 PM

Bowling Green redshirt senior DE David Konowalski is expected to miss the upcoming season due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Konowalski (6'3/241) sustained the brutal Achilles tear during a recent practice. It's a major loss for HC Mike Jinks rebuilding Falcons crew, as the redshirt senior is an upperclassman leader and starter. He led Bowling Green in sacks last season, albeit needing just 3 1/2 quarterback takedowns to pace the team. He also posted 56 total tackles. Roland Walder could potentially be in for an expanded role now that Konowalski has been ruled out for the campaign.
Aug 14 - 1:58 PM



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