Oregon State's Mr. Everything James Rodgers has been showing signs of being ready, but coach Mike Riley announced on Tuesday that Rodgers has not yet been fully cleared by doctors. Rodgers, who has seen time at wide receiver, running back and kick returner, has been out since undergoing major knee surgery about 10 months ago.
In the meantime, Riley is preparing for the possibility that Rodgers will not be immediately available. Among the players that would likely see increased playing time are 6-foot-5 Obum Gwacham, who stands about 10 inches taller than Rodgers.
"We’re looking at a lot of contingencies at that receiver deal because we have the unknown with James," Riley said. "If James plays, or if he’s coming back at some point – if that’s a reality – then how do we set this lineup? If James is not going to play, how do we set this lineup?"
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