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Simmons, Ryan Close to Returning Against Kansas State



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s receiving corps could receive a couple of much needed reinforcements this Saturday according to Neal Brown.

On Tuesday Brown announced that both T.J. Simmons and Sean Ryan could return to action for Saturday’s game against Kansas State.

Simmons missed last week’s game against Texas Tech and could return based on how he practices this week Brown said. Simmons is WVU’s second-leading receiver with 31 catches for 409 yards. He is tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns.

Ryan was injured during the game against Texas and has not played since. Brown said he was finally cleared to practice this week.

Brown also announced that linebacker Josh Chandler will return against the Wildcats after missing the previous two games.

“He’ll be a tremendous help versus these guys,” Brown said. “This is a box game, they are a power running team. We’re going to need him to play and play well.”

Co-offensive Coordinator Matt Moore announced that guard Chase Behrndt will also return Saturday. Moore said that Behnrdt could have played in an emergency situation against Texas Tech, but he will be full-go against Kansas State.

Defensive back Dreshun Miller remains out. Miller has yet to play this season.

Brown announced that kicker Evan Staley could return Saturday depending on how this week goes. In his absence, freshman Casey Legg has made one of two attempted field goals and has been perfect on extra points.

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