"We got two guys who will be out for the game in Ojomo and Moncur," Shannon said. "Everyone else is fully healthy. We may have an ankle here and sometimes in practice we'll rest Allen Bailey or Josh Holmes or Joe Joseph. Some days the media thinks it's because of injury. We only have two injuries and we're pretty healthy right now."
What will it mean not having those two experienced defensive ends on the field for the opener?
"We'll miss them from an experience standpoint but we have a lot of confidence in Olivier Vernon, Marcus Robinson, Andrew Smith, and Steven Wesley who have done a great job for us. We have a lot of guys who have played a lot of football on this team at that position."