Wednesday Practice Report Taylor Out for 2015

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The second injury report was a tough one for Rutgers, including a key linebacker out for the season. Coach Kyle Flood addressed the latest during his Wednesday media session.

Down a linebacker and nose tackle for the rest of spring, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood discussed the latest during his Wednesday session with the media.

The Headline -- Second-string SAM linebacker T.J. Taylor is done for the season with an ACL injury, Flood announced, and the staff responded with a position change for Devan Carter.

“[Taylor] is a really talented football player, and he’s got a bright future in our program.” Flood said. “It’s just going to take a little longer than we all want.”

Carter moves to linebacker from running back and supplements a group missing multiple names.

“We’ve made a move to move a guy who is a good athlete and a high-intangible guy and somebody who’s a smart football player,” Flood said. “Now we’ll see if he can help us on defense.”

Worth Noting -- Junior Carlton Agudosi continued a solid spring and has been a standout at wide receiver through the first two weeks. Flood explained why.

“Catch the ball. That’s where it begins. If you catch the ball consistently, I think he’s catching it more consistently than he has his entire career. He’s a big, strong, physical guy who runs well. A guy that size, I’ve been around a few of them in my career, guys like Marques Colston, guys like Kenny Britt and guys like Brandon Coleman. Those tall, longer receivers who can run, when they start catching the ball consistently, they’re matchup problems.”

Quote of the Day -- “Tremendous. It’s an opportunity for him to increase his reps and for him to show us what he can do. Playing that position at that young of an age is hard, but he has the body to do it. He’s got the talent to do it. Now he’s going to get a chance to get some of the experience that he’ll need to react as quickly as we need him to.” – Flood on Kevin Wilkins’ opportunity with Sebastian Joseph injured at nose tackle.


Now sit back and take in Flood’s press conference.


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