UCLA football head coach Chip Kelly reported on the status of a few new injuries before Thursday morning’s practice session. There is also a report that a key defensive lineman has been granted permission to transfer.
It is pretty unavoidable to go through any type of football practice without injuries, especially when a team starts going full contact. UCLA football is no different as a handful of players have been in non-contact yellow jerseys most of spring practice.
This morning, head coach Chip Kelly added a few more names to that list when asked about why a few Bruins have been absent from practice. When asked about the status of DL Greg Rogers, LB Mique Juarez and TE Jimmy Jaggers, Kelly simply commented that they were “out with an injury”.
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UCLA Football Injuries
- TE Jimmy Jaggers
- LB Mique Juarez (unknown)
- WR Audie Omotosho (knee)
- WR Kyle Phillips (unknown)
- DB Keyon Riley (shoulder)
- DB Colin Samuel (shoulder)
- DL Rick Wade (ankle)
- TE Caleb Wilson (foot)
- LB Josh Woods (shoulder)
It is unknown what has occurred with Juarez and Jaggers, but there is another development with Rogers. The former 4-star has apparently been granted his release from the UCLA football program, despite what Kelly had said. Bruin Report Online had come out with the report before practice began.
Despite the hype of his commitment, Rogers was never able to play consistent minutes with the Bruins. Last season he only appeared in seven games, tallying only 11 tackles (two for a loss). Rogers had been in a non-contact yellow jersey for the part of spring practice he participated in, but now it seems as if his plans have changed.
It has been been made official that LB DeChaun Holiday has left the program. Holiday sent out a tweet on Tuesday verifying what has been speculated for a few weeks.
There are only two more opportunities to see UCLA this spring as next week practices will be closed. This Saturday will the last time practice is open to the public. A week from then, UCLA football will participate in the Spring Game at Drake Stadium on the campus of UCLA at 11 a.m. PT.