OU linebacker Travis Lewis out 8 weeks with broken toe
With Lewis projected to be sidelined eight weeks, Corey Nelson will fill in for Lewis at weakside linebacker. Tony Jefferson, who was working out at free safety, stays at nickelback. Javon Harris is the starting free safety.
NORMAN — Travis Lewis' injury raises several questions. But one question no longer is an issue: Where will Corey Nelson play?Nelson was being auditioned for the Sooners' hybrid nickelback position before Lewis suffered a broken toe Monday at practice.
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Oklahoma's reserve linebackers Joseph Ibiloye: Started four games last season at strongside linebacker. Jaydan Bird: Most likely the backup to both Tom Wort and Corey Nelson. Daniel Franklin: Could be added to the two-deep roster behind Nelson. Londell Taylor: Former minor league baseball player could get an opportunity. Rashod Favors: A redshirt freshman from Fort Worth. Aaron Franklin: A redshirt freshman from Marshall, Texas. P.L. Lindley: True freshman from Round Rock can play inside and outside. Frank Shannon: True freshman from Dallas Skyline more of a nickel back.
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