The Big Ten released the availability report for Rutgers against Michigan per the new league rules two hours before kickoff at 10:00 a.m. ET. Note that this is not an injury report and no reasons are given for a player’s status. Head Coach Greg Schiano will likely be asked about certain players following game. Here is the report for Rutgers and some quick thoughts.
Rutgers football availability report vs. Michigan
5 Scarlet Knights ruled “OUT”
- WR Naseim Brantley
- WR Chris Long
- RT Tyler Needham
- WR Jessie Ofurie
- DB Elijuwan Mack
No major changes from last week. Obviously still not having two of the top receivers on the roster listed as out is a concern. Naseim Brantley remains out due to the NCAA eligibility issue that Greg Schiano has spoken on with frustration. Chris Long got dinged up in the season opener against Northwestern. Hopefully, he isn’t a long term injury concern but this his is second week out in a row…..Needham left the Temple game with what appeared to be a significant injury and wasn’t expected to play in this game…..Ofurie and Mack have limited roles but hopefully are healthy soon.
Running back Aaron Young not being listed on the availability report is a positive sign that he could make his season debut on Saturday. However, the same was the case last week and he didn’t actually play. Perhaps he will against Michigan, a team he’s played well against in the past.
For Michigan, they are without starting defensive tackle Mason Graham. Starting safety Keon Sabb is one of six players listed as questionable. The Wolverines availabliity report is here.
For all our coverage leading up to Rutgers-Michigan, click here.
Thanks for reading the The Scarlet Faithful. For more Rutgers Athletics content from The Scarlet Faithful, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe to The Scarlet Faithful podcast on Apple, Spotify, Pocket Casts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. For advertising inquiries or to reach out directly, email at email@example.com