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Nebraska DB Cam Taylor Won’t Play Against Purdue

September 29, 2018

It looks as if the Husker defense will be down another player when it opens play against Purdue.

Freshman cornerback Cam Taylor was not dressed out with the team, but rather in street clothes as the Huskers ran through warmups.

The Alabama native has been the primary backup to cornerbacks Dicaprio Bootle and Lamar Jackson through three weeks, though he hasn't seen many snaps. With him out, freshman Braxton Clark could slide into his role.

Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher said Taylor got dinged on the shoulder a week ago during the Huskers' loss to Michigan but played through it. Taylor practiced during the week but with three appearances already on the season, it looks like Nebraska will save his fourth game for a later date.

Under the new redshirt rules, eligible players can appear in up to four games while still maintaining the ability to redshirt. Taylor played during each of the first three weeks of the season for Nebraska, primarily on special teams.

It seemed unlikely the Huskers would burn a redshirt for a player just for special teams work, and Taylor will still have one more appearance on the year before coaches will have to make that decision. 

Sophomore running back Jaylin Bradley, who has yet to appear in a game this season, will also sit out Saturday's contest along with freshman wideout Andre Hunt. Hunt has only appeared in one game this season. Starting defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg will also miss Saturday's game with a knee injury.

To keep track of every other redshirt-eligible player for Nebraska, check out our 2018 redshirt tracker.

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