The Wake Forest depth chart for its season finale against Duke was released yesterday. The best news is that Jessie Bates is back atop the depth chart, moving Luke Masterson (who did an admirable job there) to second string.
Cade Carney is also listed on the depth chart as the third back behind Matt Colburn and Arkeem Byrd, but was described as "doubtful-to-questionable" by head coach Dave Clawson when pressed on it yesterday by Les Johns.
Don't get too excited about a potential Cade Carney return yet. Clawson today when I asked: "We’re trying to get him going. My guess is Cade would be in that doubtful-to-questionable category (on Thursday's injury report)."— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) November 21, 2017
The entire depth chart is below:
Defensive end Duke Ejiofor is listed as the starter at the defensive end position, but he was also listed there last week and did not play at all. There was no update on his condition yesterday that came out. If I had to guess I would say that he will wind up not suiting up for Wake.
Other than that it appears everybody else is ready to go. Tabari Hines remains over Jessie Bates at the punt return position, which is likely to just avoid any big hits to him while he gets to 100%.
On the Duke injury front, it will be without one of the best players in the secondary in Jeremy McDuffie due to a knee injury sustained in last week's win over Georgia Tech. It may also be without starting linebacker Ben Humphries, who has been battling a leg injury since a loss to Army. He did not practice yesterday and will be "limited at best" according to head coach David Cutcliffe.
Not exactly the news that Duke fans want to hear when it takes on a red-hot John Wolford and Wake Forest offense.