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Oregon junior WR Brenden Schooler (concussion) has been medically cleared to play in Saturday's game against Stanford.

Schooler (6'2/190) has made his way through the concussion protocol in relatively short order after sustaining a head injury against San Jose State this past Saturday. He figures to fall back into his regular reserve role now that he's back at full strength. In two-plus contests this season, the junior wideout has caught four passes for 30 yards.
Sep 19 - 7:29 PM

Oregon junior WR Brenden Schooler (concussion) practiced sans contact on Tuesday.

Schooler (6'2/190) was placed in the concussion protocol after sustaining a potential head injury in the second quarter of this past Saturday's win over San Jose State. It remains unclear just when the junior wideout might next be able to take the field, but that he's at least tentatively getting back into practice action should be considered a positive development for his recovery.
Sep 18 - 3:27 PM

Oregon redshirt senior DE Jalen Jelks totaled five QB pressures in Saturday's win over San Jose State.

Pro Football Focus noted that Jelks and the Oregon defensive line made San Jose State's quarterback released the ball just 2.29 seconds after the snap. Jelks (6'6/245) had three quarterback hits himself by the way. The redshirt senior has been given second-round grades and his production this season certainly backs it.
Sep 16 - 3:29 PM

Oregon redshirt junior TE Jacob Breeland posted three receptions for a game-high 92 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-22 win against San Jose State.

Breeland had the offensive highlight of the afternoon, connecting a 66-yard connection with QB Justin Herbert midway through the first quarter to build a quick 14-0 lead. He was limited to just one catch for five yards through the first two games, but Breeland likely carved out a much larger role in the passing offense going forward. We'll see if he is able to rack up more targets heading into the conference opener against Stanford next week at Autzen Stadium.
Sep 15 - 9:41 PM

Oregon redshirt freshman RB CJ Verdell rushed 15 times for 42 yards in Saturday's 35-22 victory against San Jose State and he added a team-high five grabs for 85 yards.

Verdell has been a big part of Oregon's offensive plan during the non-conference portion of the schedule, averaging 13.0 carries per game while totaling 199 rushing yards. He also showed good soft hands out of the backfield, giving HC Mario Cristobal another weapon. Decent production against Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State is one thing, but we'll get a much better idea about Verdell when he faces Stanford next week in the conference opener.
Sep 15 - 9:24 PM

Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert completed 16-of-34 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 35-22 win against San Jose State.

Herbert started quickly, engineering a pair of scoring drives to give the Ducks a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The offensive highlight of the game was a 66-yard connection with TE Jacob Breeland. Herbert still needs to work on his accuracy if the Ducks are going to make noise in Pac-12 play. They open up the conference portion of the schedule when Stanford comes calling next weekend.
Sep 15 - 9:18 PM

Oregon junior WR Brenden Schooler is currently in the concussion protocol.

Schooler (6'2/190) sustained a possible head injury in the second quarter of Saturday's win over San Jose State. There's no immediate timetable for his return to action at this early juncture. He had caught four passes for 30 yards entering the weekend. Consider Schooler's issue a depth concern for the Ducks.
Sep 15 - 9:17 PM

Oregon sophomore QB Braxton Burmeister is expected to miss two weeks after undergoing a minor knee surgery.

Burmeister (6'1/206) is Oregon's backup to star QB Justin Herbert, meaning that his absence won't be tangibly felt unless Herbert goes down injured. True freshman Tyler Shough will slide up on the depth chart to QB2 until Burmeister's knee is back to full strength.
Sep 15 - 9:05 PM

Oregon freshman WR Jalen Hall has been dismissed from the team following his arrest on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and burglary.

Police reportedly apprehended Hall and a suspected accomplice after responding to an alert regarding a home invasion burglary on Monday afternoon. The two were actually caught after they had fled the scene, when they were pulled over for reckless driving. While this is Hall's first arrest, the former four-star recruit left the team during spring practice and did not start out August camp with the Ducks, so there's clearly been quite a bit going on behind the scenes leading up to this point. Coming out of high school over the winter, he ranked as 247Sports' No. 127 overall prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: 247Sports
Sep 12 - 4:00 PM

Per Pro Football Focus, Oregon redshirt senior DE recorded six pressures in Saturday's 62-14 win over Portland State.

He also recorded four defensive stops and was given a grade of 83.9 for his play during the game. Jelks (6'6/245) was given a second-round draft grade in the offseason and his early play is helping to maintain and possibly boost that. The Ducks have another easier game against San Jose State at home, a spot where Jelks should be able to tee off on the opposing line.
Sep 9 - 10:51 AM

Oregon sophomore WR Jaylon Redd caught three passes for 36 yards with one touchdown in Saturday's 62-14 win over Portland State.

Not a huge game with Justin Herbert spreading the ball around, but it's back-to-back games with a touchdown for Redd. The sophomore was considered a breakout candidate by many including ESPN's Edward Aschoff, and it looks like Redd (5'8/171) has a chance to score eight-plus touchdowns after already having three. It would be nice to see more volume for Redd, but the Ducks have many weapons. Next week, Redd will face San Jose State.
Sep 8 - 5:35 PM

Oregon redshirt freshman RB CJ Verdell went for 106 yards with one touchdown on 11 carries in Saturday's 62-14 win over Portland State.

Verdell (5'8/192) has emerged as a rotational weapon for HC Mario Cristobal right away. In today's big game, the redshirt freshman broke off for a 29-yard run and also scored near the goal line in the fourth quarter. His 9.6 yards per carry outpaced senior RB Tony Brooks-James, who also ran for 100+ yards on a team-high 21 carries. Expect about ten carries with the potential to find the end zone once again for Verdell next week against San Jose State.
Sep 8 - 5:29 PM

Oregon senior RB Tony Brooks-James ran for 107 yards with two touchdowns on 21 carries in Saturday's 62-14 win over Portland State.

Brooks-James (5'9/180) was the feature back in today's blowout after finishing with just five carries last week. His increase in total carries, his work on the goal line (he scored twice from one-yard out), and the Ducks offense in general with Justin Herbert is a good sign for Brooks-James' future production. The one thing to monitor for Brooks-James is freshman RB C.J. Verdell, who averaged 9.6 yards per carry today on his 11 carries. The Ducks get San Jose State next Saturday.
Sep 8 - 5:21 PM

Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert completed 20-of-26 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 62-14 win over Portland State.

Herbert (6'5/233) now has nine touchdowns through two games and is definitely in the Heisman race early on. In today's blowout, Herbert found four different receivers for touchdowns and averaged a fantastic 9.6 yards per pass attempt. But most importantly, Herbert was able to vastly improve on his sub-50 percent completion percentage from last week. The potential first selected quarterback in the NFL Draft will have another non-Power 5 matchup against San Jose State next Saturday.
Sep 8 - 5:13 PM

Oregon redshirt junior TE Jacob Breeland is listed as the starting TE for Saturday's game against Portland State.

Breeland got jumped on the depth chart by Cam McCormick in August, but he's now back in the TE1 saddle following's McCormick's season-ending broken leg suffered during Saturday’s 58-24 win over Bowling Green. Breeland (6'5/221) posted an 18-320-5 line last year. HC Mario Cristobal says the Ducks still intend to play multiple TEs. Breeland's top backups are junior Ryan Bay and senior transfer Kano Dillon.
Sep 4 - 12:55 PM


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