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Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Virginia.

No word as to the severity of Duncan's ankle injury, but he sustained it during Saturday's upset of Notre Dame. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound redshirt senior has received 56 carries through four games, spinning those into 314 yards rushing (5.6 YPC) and four touchdowns. With Duncan sidelined, junior back Shaun Wilson figures to receive the bulk of carries against Virginia on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 1:04 PM

Duke redshirt senior S/CB DeVone Edwards will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL.

The two ligament tears were to his left knee. This ends Edwards' collegiate career. Along with his defensive accomplishments, Edwards tied the NCAA record with six kickoff returns for a touchdown. Duke faces Virginia next. Edwards will receive NFL looks.
Sep 26 - 10:32 AM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 24-of-32 passes for 290 yards and a 3/1 TD/INT rate in Saturday's 38-35 win over Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal-caller consistently took advantage of Notre Dame's miscues in the secondary. What's interesting about Jones' out-of-nowhere breakout is that he didn't really come out of nowhere. At least not if you listened to his head coach. Blue Devils' HC David Cutcliffe told Bruce Feldman this summer that Jones may have first-round NFL talent.
Sep 24 - 7:22 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's win over North Carolina Central.

Duncan cruised in this one, averaging a strong 7.7 YPC with a long run of 50 yards. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder has rushed for at least 450 yards in each of his three active seasons with the Blue Devils, but has yet to notch 575 in any campaign.
Sep 3 - 10:00 PM

According to multiple reports, Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk will miss the season after reinjuring his surgically-repaired left Achilles.

During ACC media days, HC David Cutcliffe was optimistic that Sirk would be able to start the season-opener against NC Central. That proved to be an optimistic assessment and then some. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Sirk has been limited in August camp and reportedly suffered the re-injury of his left Achilles on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Daniel Jones was taking the majority of first-team reps as of Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 12:48 AM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk is being evaluated after ongoing issues with an achilles injury.

Sirk tore his left achilles tendon in February, but coaches pointed to him opening the season as the starter. It was an optimistic evaluation, but there have seemingly been complications along the way. Sirk apparently aggravated it on Thursday. The Blue Devils might need to shift their plan at quarterback in the season opener against NC Central.
Aug 26 - 11:40 AM

Duke suspended starting redshirt senior S Phillip Carter three games for unspecified reasons.

Carter will be allowed to practice but can't play until the September 24 contest against Notre Dame. That means Duke will start a new safety against NC Central, Wake Forest and Northwestern. Alonzo Saxton II will likely step up in his place.
Aug 19 - 10:32 AM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe indicated that redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) has not been participating in team drills.

Cutcliffe said that Sirk was doing well in his recovery from February's torn left Achilles, but the Blue Devils are taking it slow with the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder. Back in late July, Cutcliffe was of the belief that Sirk would be able to start the season-opener against North Carolina Central, but given his relative lack of work in practice, it is fair to wonder if he will be ready for Week 1 with the season rapidly closing in for Duke. His playing status should become more clear in the coming weeks of practice.
Aug 18 - 3:29 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe indicated that redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will practice on a limited basis on Monday.

Sirk continues to make remarkable progress in his return from a torn left Achilles in February, but even if he is displaying Wolverine-esque healing ability, Duke isn't ready to push him into the practice fire full-stop at this juncture. Expect the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder to ramp up his practice efforts over the coming weeks depending on his health. Cutcliffe said near the end of July that he believes Sirk will be ready for the first week of the season.
Aug 8 - 2:18 PM

Duke received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 QB Jack Sears.

Sears said in mid-July that Duke was gunning hard for his pledge, but his commitment is still something of a surprise simply because of the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder's pedigree. He was named to the Elite 11 roster and the typical California big boys in UCLA and USC have been knocking on his door. No matter. HC David Cutcliffe wins the day. 247Sports Barton Simmons wrote that "[t]here may not be a more important commitment for any one program in the country than Sears is for Duke." He also noted that Sears possesses "NFL kind of arm talent" and that he can "put the ball anywhere on the field with ease."
Aug 8 - 2:09 PM

Duke HC David Cutcliffe said, "I’m going into this [season] planning on Thomas Sirk (Achillies) being ready to go."

Sirk tore his left Achillies tendon in February, but since then, has recovered beautifully, to the point where Duke now believes he will be ready to take the field against North Carolina Central come September 3. "It doesn’t surprise me, but it surprises me," Cutcliffe said. "He’s an incredibly hard worker and great athlete. Every day so far, knock on wood, it is going in the right direction." Should he suffer a setback in his recovery, Parker Boehme -- who saw the bulk of first-team reps this spring -- would slide up to No. 1 on the depth chart. Cutcliffe likes the overall depth here. "We feel good about [our quarterbacks'] knowledge and ability," he said.
Source: Today's U
Jul 23 - 6:04 PM

Duke received a commitment from three-star 2017 DE Ben Frye.

"I just love everything about [Frye]," said Dublin Coffman High HC Mark Crabtree. "I think he’s going to be a great player for Duke. It’s where he wants to be, a school he wants to be at badly." 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong notes that "His get off when the ball is snapped looks special." Crabtree explained that the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder "does everything 100 mph."
Source: 247Sports
Jul 17 - 2:03 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2017 QB Jack Sears indicated that Duke, USC, UCLA and Utah were the teams making the hardest pushes for his commitment.

Of the 12 quarterbacks who took part in the Elite 11 at The Opening last week, only Sears remains uncommitted. "The schools that I have interest in have been very patient and have encouraged me to take my time," explained the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder. "They know that when I commit, I will shut down my recruitment." Last season with San Clemente (California), he immolated the competition to the tune of 2,697 passing yards and a 37/2 TD/INT ratio. Scout.com's Greg Biggins notes that Sears is "a pretty pure pocket-passer," but also calls him a "high-level athlete [who] can run and make people miss in the open field. Prepare for plenty of "sneaky mobility" labels and the like after he lands at his eventual collegiate home.
Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk plans to be on the field for the first day of practice on August 8 despite tearing his left Achilles tendon in February.

This incredibly puts Sirk on track to be on the field for the season opener. Sirk practiced his drop backs and jogged last week, so obviously he has not run at full speed yet. In 2013, Sirk tore his right Achilles tendon. Parker Boehme has been working as the school's starting quarterback.
Source: ESPN
Jul 7 - 11:09 AM

Duke redshirt freshman WR Keyston Fuller underwent knee surgery.

Fuller has been ruled out indefinitely, though a more concrete timetable for his recovery than "forever" will likely be determined over the coming days and weeks. The 6-foot, 180-pounder initially suffered the knee injury during a team conditioning workout on Thursday. A three-star recruit out of high school, Fuller ranked as ESPN's No. 217 prospect for the 2015 cycle. This spring, he was named Co-Most Improved Offensive Player.
Jun 18 - 6:09 PM


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