Maryland came into camp a week ago with six tight ends coaches hoped could help the Terrapins this season.
Now, Maryland is (temporarily) down to two.
"I shouldn't have opened my mouth," offensive coordinator James Franklin said. "I said it's one of the best positions we have in terms of recruiting and depth. I should have kept my mouth shut."
The latest casualties are sophomore Devonte Campbell, who suffered an apparent concussion, and walk-on Ryan Schlothauer, who pulled a hamstring in this morning's practice.
Toss in Lansford Watson, who is still out with a knee injury, and Will Yeatman, who broke a finger last week and will be out until late September, and the Terps' depth is substantially thinned.
Campbell would be a particularly tough hit, even in the short-term. He started the last four games last year and provided some needed versatility to the Maryland offense.
"I'm hopeful he's not going to be out long," coach Ralph Friedgen said. "[Athletic trainer] Wes [Robinspon] says he's around Pluto."
Even the remaining options aren't fully healthy. Redshirt freshman Dave Stinebaugh injured his shoulder in this morning's practice, but still scrimmaged. That leaves Matt Furstenburg as Maryland's lone fully healthy tight end.
None of the injuries --- beyond Yeatman's --- seem likely to last beyond the next few weeks. But for now, Maryland is using the situation as an opportunity to utilize other looks during camp.
"The fact we can get into more wide receiver sets helps," Franklin said. "Going four wide, that helps. When you got good players like that anyway, you're looking for a way to get them on the field. It gives us another excuse to put them on the field."
Among other injuries ...
* Maryland sat linebacker Alex Wujciak (knee swelling) as a precaution.
* Derek Drummond, the second-string defensive end, twisted an ankle.
* Freshman defensive lineman Clarence Murphy suffered a shoulder injury Saturday and did not scrimmage.
* Sophomore defensive lineman Carl Russell hasn't practiced since Thursday with a shoulder injury.