Thursday, August 28, 2008

3 defensive backs 'questionable' for Tar Heels

Three North Carolina defensive backs — Charles Brown, Johnny White and LeCount Fantroy — are questionable to play against McNeese State on Saturday, according to the team injury report.

Brown, who started nine games last season, has been slowed most of training camp with a sprained ankle. White, a converted running back, has an injured thigh, and Fantroy has a hurt hand. The Tar Heels' secondary faces an early test against the Cowboys, who use a spread offense and have two speedy receivers.

Two other players were listed on the weekly injury report. Wide receiver Cooter Arnold is doubtful to play because of an injured ankle, and linebacker Linwan Euwell is doubtful as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Robbi Pickeral, (Raleigh) News & Observer