Per Kaleb Carter of the DeKalb Daily-Chronicle, Lance Deveaux will be M.I.A. with a leg injury. Details are in question.
Deveaux, a senior, started all last year and recorded 67 tackles on the season, five for loss. He was expected to come in and have an even stronger season, but now that’s going to be on hold.
On NIU’s depth chart, at the outside linebacker spot opposite of Antonio Jones-Davis reads redshirt-sophomore Jordan Cole as the starter (Carter has more to report on it, obviously) and redshirt-freshman Keyan Parker as the immediate backup.
This probably isn’t earth-shattering for the NIU defense collectively, but it is a real bummer to open up Week 1 with that news.