Kenny Tate is listed as ‘probable’ on Maryland’s official injury report, and could make his season debut against West Virginia on Saturday at Mountaineer Field.
The former all-ACC safety-turned-linebacker was sidelined throughout the preseason with a knee injury.
“He’s been good this week,” Coach Randy Edsall said Thursday. “Hopefully there won’t be anything that will hinder his ability to play.”
Tate underwent offseason knee surgery that limited him to four games in 2011, and was participating in summer practices before sitting out the Terps’ scrimmage. Last season, Tate had 35 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble at outside linebacker.
Of note on the injury report released Thursday evening, defensive end Joe Vellano is again listed as probable with a foot injury, but this hasn’t hindered him from playing in past weeks. Quarterback Dustin Dailey (ankle) is questionable, but he would be fourth in line behind Perry Hills, Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns.
Defensive back A.J. Hendy (ankle) is listed as probable, but don’t expect him to see time given that he worked with the scout team in practices this week.