Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is warming up with the team with intention of having him return to action against Florida State on Saturday, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned.
Pickett missed each of Pitt’s last two games — both losses — after a left ankle injury suffered against Boston College on Oct. 10. The senior quarterback was replaced by redshirt freshman backup Joey Yellen, who head coach Pat Narduzzi said took most of the first-team reps during practice over the last two weeks. Pitt is coming off its bye week. Yellen would be expected to start if Pickett cannot.
Wide receiver Taysir Mack and defensive tackle Keyshon Camp did not make the trip wit the team to Florida. Panther-Lair reported that Mack has an illness. Camp has been in and out of the lineup all season with an undisclosed injury.
Running back Todd Sibley, Jr. did not travel and will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury after performing well in Pitt’s loss to Miami on Oct. 17.
Also returning from injury for Pitt will be defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado, who traveled with the team and may play for the first time since Pitt’s season opener against Austin Peay, when he suffered a left leg injury and defensive tackle David Green and linebacker Brandon George, who left the Notre Dame loss with injuries two weeks ago.
Tight end Lucas Krull (left knee), middle linebacker Wendell Davis (right knee), defensive tackle Bryce Nelms (undisclosed non-football), linebacker Leslie Smith (lower body) and offensive lineman Michael Statham (undisclosed) remain out.
Also not traveling with the team are defensive end Emmanuel Belgrave, defensive end Bam Brima, tackle Noah Collier, offensive lineman Liam Dick, wide receiver Will Gipson, defensive lineman Noah Palmer, defensive end Sam Williams and offensive lineman Branson Taylor.