In addition to the six players that Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi ruled out for the spring at the beginning of the team’s practice sessions this year, it appears that another eight players will not participate in Saturday’s Blue-Gold Game at Heinz Field.
While the captains Lucas Krull and Phil Campbell III (Gold) and Kenny Pickett and Damarri Mathis (Blue) made selections position-by-position on Wednesday, several players were listed as out for the game.
Defensive end Deslin Alexandre, wide receiver Myles Alston, tackle Terrence Enos, wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis, tight end Daniel Moraga, kicker Sam Scarton and guard Blake Zubovic are all expected to be in attendance on Saturday, but miss the game for undisclosed reasons. Defensive tackle Keyshon Camp was also not drafted, as he is away from the team for a funeral.
Those eight will watch along with tight end Grant Carrigan, linebacker SirVocea Dennis, safety Erick Hallett, outside linebacker Bangally Kamara, outside linebacker Leslie Smith and defensive end Nate Temple, who Narduzzi has already ruled out for the spring.
Additionally, Narduzzi said that wide receiver Jordan Addison and defensive tackle Devin Danielson may be limited on Saturday.
The Panthers still have over 90 players available for the game, with additional bodies this spring due to the number of extra-year seniors taking advantage of the year of eligibility provided by the NCAA after the pandemic-impacted 2020 season and a large class of freshman early enrollees.
The game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday in front of limited fans at Heinz Field and will be broadcast on ACC Network.