Texas A&M Football: Injury update heading into Week 3 vs. Miami

Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas A&M football has been inconsistent to say the least. The offense sure looked inconsistent in Week 1 against Sam Houston State, and the defense was stellar, but didn’t look as stellar this past Saturday against Appalachian State. The offense was consistent in Week 2, but not in a good way; they were consistently going nowhere.

That seems to be what is holding this team back so far, is its inconsistencies to get anything going on offense and not being able to stop the run (at least last Saturday) on defense. However, there is some good news on the way coming up to the Week 3 showdown against the No. 13 ranked Miami Hurricanes.

There should be some players getting back on the field on Saturday, with center Bryce Foster looking as the most likely candidate to do so. Having him back will certainly help the offensive line shore up some issues they’ve been having, especially in the run game.

After missing Week 2, budding star cornerback Jaylon Jones, freshman defensive lineman Walter Nolen, interior defender McKinnley Jackson, and senior tight end Max Wright all “should” be practicing this week, so that gives them all a chance to play on Saturday. As for senior linebacker Andre White, it sounds like he may be out for at least this week with an injury.

As far as if they, not White, will play on Saturday, it is unclear, but it sounds like they should have a decent chance. Adding Foster and Wright back to the offense should definitely be a plus in an offense looking for stability in all fronts.

Bringing Jones, Nolen, and Jackson back to the defense would be huge for the run defense. Nolen was one of the, if not the best run defender in Week 1 for the Ags, and Jackson could be a great presence in the middle as well, as he offers not just a big body, but pass-rushing ability as well. It also helps that Jones returns, as he has steadily been one of the best run defenders in the defensive back room since his freshman year.

It seems like reinforcements are on the way for Texas A&M football, and they couldn’t come at a better time. Having to face a team like the Hurricanes after coming off of a loss like they did is a tough task, but having these guys potentially back on the field should make things a little easier.