Texas injury report: Greg Daniels out, others limited

Cooper Neill

The number of starters who could miss the Kansas State game now sits at six.

The Texas Longhorns released an injury report on Tuesday evening that included a new one, that of junior tight end Greg Daniels, who has a foot injury that will keep him out against Kansas State.

Daniels started out the season as the back up to junior college transfer Geoff Swaim, but was listed as the starter at tight end on the Kansas State depth chart before his injury. It's not clear whether it was something that happened during the game against Ole Miss or whether it happened during practice, but the result is the same -- Texas will be without another starter.

With struggles on the offensive line and play caller Major Applewhite forced to use heavier sets against the Rebels, Daniels was one of the more effective blockers, even though both he and Swaim still haven't proven themselves to be threats in the passing game.

Meanwhile, junior quarterback David Ash (concussion), senior wide receiver Mike Davis (ankle), senior offensive guard Mason Walters (knee), junior offensive tackle Josh Cochran (shoulder), and sophomore linebacker Dalton Santos (leg) did not participate in team drills on Tuesday. Sophomore offensive weapon Daje Johnson has already been declared out with the ankle injury that he suffered against BYU. There is currently no timetable for his return.

There was no immediate report on how long Daniels will be out, but the announced move of redshirt freshman Caleb Bluiett back to tight end from defensive end could suggest several things -- that Daniels could be out for a few weeks at a time, that Applewhite is planning on abandoning the spread completely at times in favor of personnel groupings using multiple tight ends and H-back, and could possibly even represent a vote of little confidence for the ability of sophomore tight end MJ McFarland to operate as an in-line blocker.

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