Collins, a two-way standout at Bishop McNamara, was listed last on the preseason depth chart at strong safety, behind a host of returners. All freshmen start out at the bottom of the depth chart, per Coach Randy Edsall’s policy. He was a three-star recruit and the state’s 20th-ranked player according to Rivals.com.
With 19 days remaining until the season opener against Florida International on Aug. 31 at Byrd Stadium, the Terrapins released their first injury report on Monday evening. Ten players are expected to miss the upcoming week with various injuries. Among the notables: wide receiver Deon Long (back), fullback Tyler Cierski (calf) and running back Joe Riddle (head), all of whom missed Friday’s practice, the most recent workout open to the media.
Defensive lineman Andre Monroe (toe) is a new notable addition to the injury list. He is currently backing up Keith Bowers at one of the defensive end spots.
Other injuries are less surprising. Wide receiver Taivon Jacobs and backup long snapper Christian Carpenter each continue to rehab from a torn ACL. Several freshmen — offensive lineman JaJuan Dulaney (knee), defensive lineman Kingsley Opara (shoulder) and inside linebacker Marc Rodriguez (hamstring) — are on the list as well.
Wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro, who missed last Monday’s media day because of a death in the family, will be out until Tuesday or Thursday to attend the funeral.
The full injury report is pasted below:
|DB||Milan Collins||Ankle||Out for the season|
|LS||Christian Carpenter||Knee||Out for this week|
|RB||Tyler Cierski||Calf||Out for this week|
|OL||JaJuan Dulaney||Knee||Out for this week|
|WR||Taivon Jacobs||Knee||Out for this week|
|WR||Deon Long||Back||Out for this week|
|DL||Andre Monroe||Toe||Out for this week|
|DL||Kingsley Opara||Shoulder||Out for this week|
|RB||Joe Riddle||Head||Out for this week|
|ILB||Marc Rodriguez||Hamstring||Out for this week|
|DL||Ty Tucker||Knee||Out for this week|
|WR||Tyrek Cheeseboro||Funeral||Out Tuesday and Wednesday|