The Miami depth chart features only a handful of changes before the No. 8 Hurricanes face North Carolina on Saturday. All Miami’s banged-up players are listed as starters in Tuesday’s update, just as they were a week ago.
This group includes Dee Delaney, the defensive back whose long-term status is most in doubt. The senior has missed the past two games with a “right lower extremity” injury. ESPN’s College GameDay initially reported the graduate transfer could miss up to two months, but the Hurricanes have insisted he’s still just “week-to-week.” For the third week in a row, Delaney is listed as one of Miamis two starting cornerbacks opposite Malek Young. Defensive backs Trajan Bandy and Jhavonte Dean are still listed as Delaney’s co-backups. Bandy got the start against Syracuse. Delaney didn’t practice Tuesday and still wears a brace on his knee.
Navaughn Donaldson, the Hurricanes’ other starter to miss Saturday’s 27-19 win against Syracuse at Hard Rock Stadium, did return to practice Tuesday. The freshman offensive lineman started Miami’s first four games at right guard, but was replaced by Hayden Mahoney the past two weeks. The freshman seems to be on track to return to action in Chapel Hill, N.C. Mahoney is still listed as the left guard and Jahair Jones is slotted as Donaldson’s backup.
Another very minor change to the depth chart is at X-receiver. Ahmmon Richards had. been listed as a co-starter while dealing with a hamstring injury. Now the wide receiver is all alone atop the roster after playing the entirety of Saturday’s game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Lawrence Cager, who had been the co-starter, is now Richards’ backup with Darrell Langham rounding out that spot on the depth chart.
Check out the Hurricanes’ full depth chart below:
QB: 12 Malik Rosier; 16 Evan Shirreffs
RB: 24 Travis Homer; 32 Trayone Gray or 28 Crispian Atkins or 13 DeeJay Dallas or 22 Robert Burns
WR (X): 82 Ahmmon Richards; 18 Lawrence Cager; 81 Darrell Langham
WR (Y): 8 Braxton Berrios; 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
WR (Z): 3 Mike Harley or 84 Dionte Mullins
TE: 23 Christopher Herndon IV; 87 Michael Irvin II
LT: 52 KC McDermott; 57 Kai-Leon Herbert
LG: 73 Trevor Darling; 62 Hayden Mahoney
C: 74 Tyler Gauthier; 65 Corey Gaynor
RG: 55 Navaughn Donaldson; 77 Jahair Jones
RT: 78 Tyree St. Louis; 70 George Brown
DE: 9 Chad Thomas; 33 Trent Harris
DT: 7 Kendrick Norton; 95 Anthony Moten
DT: 80 RJ McIntosh; 93 Pat Bethel
DE: 99 Joe Jackson; 31 Demetrius Jackson
SLB: 53 Zach McCloud; 34 Charles Perry or 11 De’Andre Wilder
MLB: 55 Shaquille Quarterman; 34 Mike Smith; 44 Bradley Jennings Jr.
WLB: 56 Michael Pinckney; 58 Darrion Owens
CB: 3 Dee Delaney; 2 Trajan Bandy or 6 Jhavonte Dean
S: 4 Jaquan Johnson; 20 Robert Knowles
S: 22 Sheldrick Redwine; 30 Romeo Finley or 5 Amari Carter
CB: 12 Malek Young; 28 Michael Jackson
K: 15 Michael Badgley
P: 18 Zach Feagles; 43 Jack Spicer
LS: 39 Jordan Butler; 50 Sam York
H: 43 Jack Spicer; 18 Zach Feagles
PR: 8 Braxton Berrios; 12 Malek Young or 4 Jeff Thomas or 13 DeeJay Dallas
KR: 24 Travis Homer or 12 Malek Young or 4 Jeff Thomas
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