08/17/17 - Adrian Baker, rSr, Oklahoma State, 5-11, 180 (DS#999 CB) CB Adrian Baker, a graduate transfer from Clemson, enabled Oklahoma State to do some shuffling with its secondary. Seniors Ramon Richards and Darius Curry moved to safety, but their versatility is considered important to the nickel package the Cowboys use.
08/17/17 - Marcell Ateman, rSr, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 215 (DS#30 WR) WR Marcell Ateman missed the 2016 season but reported for spring practice in peak condition after maintaining a workout regimen while recovering from a broken foot. The senior should now provide experience to a deep receiving corps that will prevent opponents from keying too much on Washington.
08/17/17 - Dillon Stoner, Fr, Oklahoma State, 6-0, 175 (DS#999 WR) WR Dillon Stoner played in four games last season as a freshman before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He is expected to be part of the Cowboys' deep stable of receivers and could show his versatility again after being used as a quarterback in the wildcat formation and throwing for one touchdown last season.
08/17/17 - Jake Campos, rSr, Iowa State, 6-7, 305 (DS#17 OT) OL Jake Campos is back in the starting lineup after missing the 2016 season because of a broken leg. He'll be a key cog on an otherwise inexperienced line. He could face a choice this offseason. He could apply for a sixth year from the NCAA because of injuries, or he could consider the NFL with a strong 2017.
08/17/17 - Rodney Anderson, , Oklahoma, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 RB) RB Rodney Anderson, who missed most of the last two seasons with injury, has been taking contact in camp as he works to earn a starting role in the Sooners' depleted backfield. Anderson's physicality draws comparisons to Samaje Perine, but with only one carry in two seasons, Anderson has to prove he can remain on the field.
08/16/17 - Shaun Crawford, rSo, Notre Dame, 5-09, 180 (DS#5 CB) CB Shaun Crawford is likely to seize a starting position after he was cleared to return from a ruptured Achilles tendon that he suffered last season. Crawford, a junior, had an interception and returned a blocked point-after attempt for two points in the season opener in 2016 before he went down with the injury in Week 2.
08/16/17 - Grant Newsome, Jr, Michigan, 6-6, 318 (DS#9 OT) OT Grant Newsome, a junior, will miss the entire season due to the horrific leg injury he suffered last season. Newsome suffered the injury against Wisconsin last Oct. 1 and doctors weighed amputating his right leg before ultimately saving it. Newsome underwent six surgeries in a six-week span before beginning his recovery.
08/16/17 - Brandon Knight, Jr, Indiana, 6-5, 297 (DS#16 OT) OT Brandon Knight, who started six games at right tackle last season before suffering a season-ending injury, was sidelined with an undisclosed injury for the first two weeks of practice. Coach Tom Allen is hopeful he will be ready for season opener.
08/16/17 - Matt VandeBerg, Sr, Iowa, 6-1, 185 (DS#49 WR) WR Matt VandeBerg is being watched closely in preseason camp coming off the broken foot that ended his 2016 season after four games. The senior received a medical hardship waiver and returns to anchor the wide receiving corps. He has 106 career catches for 1,302 yards and eight touchdowns.
08/16/17 - Mike Dudek, rJr, Illinois, 5-11, 185 (DS#999 WR) WR Mike Dudek. as a freshman in 2014, caught 76 passes for 1,038 yards and six TDs, playing a big role in the only bowl appearance of the Tim Beckman era. But Dudek's knee exploded brutally during 2015 spring practice and it cost him not one, but two seasons. So there is rust of sorts to chip off, but coach Lovie Smith says Dudek has regained the speed he had three years ago. If that's the case, the Illinois offense got a whole lot better.
08/15/17 - Terry Beckner Jr, Jr, Missouri, 6-4, 300 (DS#24 DT) DT Terry Beckner Jr., who 2016 season was cut short by a knee injury, looks to lock down a starting spot after his standout performance in the first major scrimmage.
08/15/17 - Tolando Cleveland, Sr, Mississippi State, 5-11, 190 (DS#43 CB) CB Tolando Cleveland is returning from a torn left ACL suffered in 2016 fall camp that kept him out all of last season. Cleveland was set to be MSU's starting corner last year and will assume that role this fall.
08/15/17 - Ken Webster, Sr, Mississippi, 5-11, 189 (DS#38 CB) CB Ken Webster, who is suspended for the opener because of his arrest on shoplifting charges, has gotten an extensive look at safety during camp. There aren't many proven commodities at the position behind strong safety Zedrick Woods, with defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff saying he's currently taking a by-committee approach to the No. 2 safety spot.
08/14/17 - Dewayne Hendrix, rJr, Pittsburgh, 6-3, 270 (DS#26 DE) DE Dwayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee before the 2015 season, spent an entire year getting rave reviews as a defensive lineman with a mean streak on Pitt's scout team. He seemed poise for a starting role and breakout season in 2016, but was lost for the season to an injury in the opener against Villanova. A healthy Hendrix would go a long way to replacing the production of graduated end Ejuan Price, who finished third in the ACC with 13 sacks a year ago.
08/14/17 - Sunny Odogwu, rSr, UCLA, 6-7, 325 (DS#60 OT) OT Sunny Odogwu, who left Miami earlier in the summer, will play at UCLA as a graduate transfer. Odogwu played in only four games in 2016 before sustaining a season-ending ankle injury.
08/14/17 - Kendall Hinton, Jr, Wake Forest, 6-0, 185 (DS#55 QB) QB Kendall Hinton ended up taking a redshirt season in 2016 despite a promising stretch in the first couple of games before an injury. He entered the 2017 preseason camp atop the depth chart, although he's battling QB John Wolford for the first-string role for the second year in a row. The Demon Deacons know the benefits of Hinton winning the job, with the redshirt sophomore potentially holding that role for a few years. He has breakaway speed and shows a good knack when he's able to tuck the ball and run. He has made three career starts, including once last year before going out for the season with a knee injury in the third week.
08/14/17 - Trevon Young, rSr, Louisville, 6-3, 245 (DS#999 OLB) DE Trevon Young, an All-ACC talent at outside linebacker in 2015, is back from a gruesome hip injury that happened in the first half of Louisville's 2015 Music City Bowl win over Texas A&M. Young and fellow pass-rusher James Hearns figure to be a strong duo for the Cardinals.
08/14/17 - Jumichael Ramos, Sr, North Carolina State, 6-2, 200 (DS#999 WR) WR JuMichael Ramos has made plays during the preseason as he attempts to come back after missing the 2016 season with a knee injury. "We don't want to rush him," coach Dave Doeren said.
08/14/17 - Antwan Cordy, Sr, Syracuse, 5-08, 180 (DS#143 CB) S Antwan Cordy suffered a season-ending injury in week two last season. A dynamic player with great instincts, Cordy amassed 12 tackles for loss and two interceptions as a starter in 2015. Two years later, Cordy should benefit the most directly from coach Dino Babers' move to the Tampa-2 system. Protection from an experienced linebacker corps should allow Cordy to roam the field and make plays on the ball. Leading the ACC in defensive turnovers is not out of the realm of possibility for the 5-foot-8 Cordy, who was nicknamed "Giant" under the previous coaching staff.
08/07/17 - Nick Linder, Sr, Miami (FL), 6-3, 300 (DS#7 C) OL Nick Linder, who has started 21 games at center over the past two seasons, has decided to sit out this season and transfer, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said Monday. Linder will graduate this week, Richt said, but appears in no hurry to find a new team. He never redshirted and retains a year of eligibility for the 2018 season. "He is going to go home, I think, and train for one semester and then he is going to transfer somewhere else," Richt told reporters after practice. Linder started the first nine games of last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.
08/02/17 - Ken Webster, Sr, Mississippi, 5-11, 189 (DS#38 CB) CB Ken Webster and LB Detric Bing-Dukes, both juniors, were arrested Tuesday night, each on a shoplifting charge, according to multiple reports. Webster started every game in 2015 but suffered a knee injury on the opening defensive series of last season and was granted a medical redshirt. Bing-Dukes was listed a starter following a strong spring. He made 41 tackles and started three games last season. Interim head coach Matt Luke said the program was "gathering facts" on the incident.
08/01/17 - Chase Hansen, rJr, Utah, 6-2, 220 (DS#2 SS) Utah starting safety Chase Hansen is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury. After Monday's practice, Coach Kyle Whittingham called the issue a "lingering thing" from before camp started last week. He hopes the 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior will be ready for the season opener against North Dakota on August 31. Utah does not typically detail injuries unless they are season-ending. "He's one of the best players in the conference," Whittingham said. "You always want to be full strength and have the best guys on the field, but if he's not there, he's not there. "Knowing him, his work ethic, his toughness, my guess is he'll be there."
Hansen started all 13 games in 2016 and received an All-Pac-12 honorable mention after leading the team with 90 tackles, including 7 1/2 for loss, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. "He worked out all summer," Whittingham said. "It was just something we thought we could get out ahead of and were never able to get out ahead of it. So he needs some down time." Hansen is the lone returning starter in the Utes' defensive backfield. He is considered one of the top all-around players and one of the best athletes on the roster. - AP College Football
08/01/17 - J.J. Taylor, So, Arizona, 5-06, 170 (DS#999 RB) RB J.J. Taylor is a redshirt freshman who appeared in four games in 2016 before breaking his left ankle. He rushed for 97 yards on 19 carries against Washington last season and is projected as a breakout player in the Pac-12.
07/20/17 - Isaiah Washington, Jr, LSU, 6-4, 242 (DS#999 DE) LB/DE Isaiah Washington announced Thursday he was transferring from LSU. Washington, expected to be a reserve edge rusher, was academically ineligible for spring practice. He missed the 2016 season because of an ACL tear. The redshirt sophomore played in six games as a true freshman in 2015.
07/20/17 - Marcell Harris, rSr, Florida, 6-1, 211 (DS#999 SS) Florida senior safety Marcell Harris, the Gators' leading tackler last season, will miss the 2017 season because of torn right Achilles tendon, suffered Wednesday during team-run activities.
Harris made 73 tackles last season, including four for loss, for a Florida defense that ranked fifth in the nation in total defense (293.0 yards per game) and sixth in scoring defense (16.8 points per game). "As a coach this is one of the hardest things you are faced with," Gators coach Jim McElwain said in a statement. "Here is a kid who has made great personal growth during his time here and has really matured both on and off the field. It is tough to see a player invest so much in himself and his teammates and have this happen, but I do know that we will support him every step of the way as he works through this injury." Harris intercepted two passes last season, forced a fumble and recovered one, which he returned for a touchdown against Florida State.