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Oregon anticipates having junior RB Royce Freeman (leg) for Saturday's showdown against Washington State.

Per Oregon's running backs coach, Freeman has been practicing in full and should be "100 percent" on Saturday. Freeman suffered a right leg injury two weeks ago in the loss to Nebraska, causing him to miss the entirety of Saturday's loss to Colorado at home. Historically, the upshot of the injury is it likely boxes out Freeman from breaking Oregon's career rushing record held by LaMichael James -- assuming Freeman leaves for the NFL this winter. Freeman is 1,555 yards short of James' 5,082 yards, accrued from 2009 through 2011.
Source: CSNNW.com
Sep 28 - 2:47 PM

Oregon sophomore RB Tony Brooks-James had 16 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's home loss to Colorado 41-38.

A leg injury cost starting tailback Royce Freeman this one, giving Brooks-James his big chance. Brooks-James, who has run a 6.79 second 60-meter dash, is a jitterbug athlete that the Ducks will use all over the formation when Freeman comes back. The 5-foot-9, 185-pounder has scored six times this year. Brooks-James figures to get plenty of touches if Freeman can't give it a go at Washington State on Saturday.
Sep 27 - 4:07 PM

Oregon received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 ATH Jaylon Redd.

The Ducks have dropped back-to-back contests against Nebraska and Colorado over the past two weekends, making Redd's Monday commitment something of a nice momentary diversion. Oregon has told the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder that they envision utilizing him in similar fashion to Charles Nelson, who has played both corner and wide receiver during his time in the program. "It tells me they want me to show my abilities and not limit me in anything," Redd explained after Oregon initially offered to him. "That’s really good." He might be committed to Oregon, but official visits to other programs are expected, here. He took one to Nebraska earlier this season and is planning to visit (in either official or unofficial capacity) UCLA, USC, Arizona and Arizona State before all is said and done. He ranks as Rivals' No. 98 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Sep 26 - 3:35 PM

Oregon senior QB Dakota Prukop completed 22-of-33 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 41-38 loss to Colorado.

Prukop has had his moments as a runner this season, but he did not gain positive yardage on the ground in Saturday's loss. He also threw his first interception of the season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has thrown eight touchdowns on the season, but just two in the last two games combined. Nebraska shut him out completely last weekend.
Sep 24 - 9:47 PM

Oregon junior RB Royce Freeman (leg) will not start Saturday's game against Colorado.

Freeman suffered a right leg injury in the first half of Saturday's loss to Nebraska. He wore a walking boot early in the practice week and while he is participating in light pregame warm-ups, he won't be starting. If he does see the field, expect a relatively limited workload. This injury isn't expected to sideline Freeman long term. Kani Benoit will start in his place against Colorado.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 24 - 5:03 PM

Oregon OC Matt Lubick indicated that freshman WR Dillon Mitchell (knee) will be part of the game plan against Colorado on Saturday.

Mitchell, who suffered a torn meniscus in August, has yet to make his first statistical impact with the Ducks. That could change this weekend. Not only is the 6-foot-1, 195-pound true freshman recovered from his injury, he finds himself in a spot to receive a potentially expanded role in the wake of fellow wideout Devon Allen tearing his ACL against Nebraska on Saturday. In terms of fantasy, there is no immediate need to add Mitchell outside of deeper formats.
Sep 22 - 2:26 PM

Oregon redshirt junior WR Devon Allen will miss the remainder of the season with a non-contact left knee injury, according to beat writer Aaron Fentress.

"Barring a miracle he won't play again this season," Fentress' source said. Allen finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Rio Olympics, and swiftly re-joined Oregon's football team once returning. Allen injured his right knee in the school's bowl game last winter and this injury is believed to involve ligaments. Allen has one more season of eligibility, but there will be questions if he wants to continue playing football.
Source: CSN NW
Sep 20 - 11:21 AM

Oregon starting junior LT Tyrell Crosby will miss the remainder due to a foot injury.

Details are unclear if this is related to the injury that forced Crosby out for the season opener against UC Davis. Crosby did return to the lineup against Virginia and Nebraska. Many believe Crosby has pro potential, and he has been in the starting lineup since 2014.
Source: CSN NW
Sep 20 - 11:11 AM

Oregon junior RB Royce Freeman's right leg injury is "not substantial," according to beat writer Tyson Alger.

Freeman "appears to be on track to return sometime soon." Ducks running backs coach Gary Campbell added "it's a day-to-day thing with him right now. He'll play this season, no question." Kani Benoit, Tony Brooks-James and Taj Griffin will fill in for Freeman in the meantime, and likely will split the backfield against Colorado.
Source: Oregon Live
Sep 20 - 10:42 AM

Oregon RB coach Gary Campbell indicated that he does not believe junior RB Royce Freeman's right leg injury will keep him out an extended amount of time.

Freeman was sidelined early in Saturday's loss to Nebraska with a right leg or knee injury and did not return to the field of play. He was later seen sporting a walking boot and a pair of crutches. After the game, Campbell said that the injury was not of the "extensive" variety. Freeman's playing status for next Saturday's showdown with Colorado remains on unclear, but Oregon should provide further updates in the coming days.
Sep 17 - 9:23 PM

Oregon senior QB Dakota Prukop completed 14-of-23 passes for 146 yards while rushing for 90 yards on 20 carries in Saturday's 35-32 loss to Nebraska.

Prukop posted nice numbers against UC Davis and Virginia the first two weeks of the season, but Saturday's road showdown with Nebraska was by far his biggest test of the season. He did not pass. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior did show off nice speed and toughness as a runner, but his passing was spotty at best. He also fumbled on Oregon's final drive as they were attempting to claw out the late win. On the whole, this was a less-than-encouraging effort from the Montana State transfer.
Sep 17 - 7:37 PM

Oregon junior T Tyrell Crosby was ushered to the locker room with an injury during the first half of Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Crosby has been dealing with foot and ankle injuries early in the season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder did not play in the season-opener against UC Davis because of those concerns. He could still return to action in Saturday's contest with the Cornhuskers, but his status for the remainder of the game is now uncertain.
Sep 17 - 4:50 PM

Oregon junior RB Royce Freeman exited Saturday's game against Nebraska with a right leg or knee injury, and was seen with a towel over his head on the sideline.

Freeman already has ice on the injury and looks done for the day. Freeman, one of the nation's top running backs, totaled 31 yards on five carries prior to exiting. This disappointment comes on the heels of a 207 yard, two touchdown performance against Virginia. Oregon faces Colorado next.
Sep 17 - 4:12 PM

Oregon freshman WR Dillon Mitchell (knee) returned to practice this week.

Mitchell might have returned to practice, but whether he suits up for Saturday's showdown with Nebraska is another matter. He suffered a torn meniscus in August camp. It was an unfortunate setback for the 6-foot-1, 195-pound frosh wideout, as he had impressed over the spring. Rivals ranked him as the No. 90 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle. While his is a name to keep in mind for fantasy purposes, we would advise holding off on picking him up off the waiver wire for the time being. Oregon houses a loaded receiving corp, one that Mitchell isn't guaranteed to crack immediately even after he returns to full health.
Sep 16 - 4:56 PM

Oregon redshirt junior WR Darren Carrington caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over UC Davis.

Carrington has a new best friend in QB Dakota Prukop, who repeatedly looked his way for medium-to-long gains. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound speedster averaged 16.5 yards per reception. He was dealing with a shoulder injury as August camp began to wind down, but there were no signs of any hesitancy on Saturday.
Sep 3 - 9:19 PM


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