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CB Troy Pride Jr. ruled out
According to Will Bryan, rookie cornerback Troy Pride Jr. has been downgraded from doubtful to out for this week’s matchup due to the hip injury he suffered last Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers. He will not be traveling with the team. Pride has started in eight games this year and played in 14, totaling 42 tackles and two pass deflections. He has allowed a 118.3 passer rating in coverage, though. Look for seventh-round pick Stantley Thomas-Oliver to get more snaps as a result.
OT Matt Kasey elevated from practice squad
Also, Bryan says offensive tackle Matt Kaskey has been given the standard practice squad elevation for Sunday’s game. If he’s active, it will be the first time he’s played during his NFL career.
LB Clay Johnson also elevated
Finally, rookie linebacker Clay Johnson has also been elevated from the practice squad. He played for coach Matt Rhule at Baylor, posting 4.5 sacks and 26.5 tackles for a loss in his college career.