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LB Antonio Morrison out for year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida lost its 10th player and seventh starter for the season due to injury, with middle linebacker Antonio Morrison suffering a torn meniscus against Vanderbilt.

Starting MLB Antonio Morrison is out for the season with a torn meniscus.

Morrison will miss the season and junior Michael Taylor will move to his spot in the middle with freshman Jarrad Davis entering the starting lineup at Taylor's weak-side linebacker position.

"Antonio Morrison will be out for the season, tore his meniscus," coach Will Muschamp said. "It was a radial tear, same thing Matt Jones did, so very disappointing for him."

Morrison led the team in tackles with 56 despite missing the season opener due to suspension.

Still, he had been a liability at times. He missed a handful of tackles against Vanderbilt, including a costly miss inside the 5-yard line on one of Vanderbilt's touchdown runs.

Davis has played well this year, getting more snaps with the defense the last few weeks. He has seven tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Freshman linebacker Alex Anzalone should also see an expanded role on defense.

"Mike Taylor will play Mike and Jarrad Davis will start at Will," Muschamp said. "In dime, Darrin Kitchens and Neiron (Ball) can play sub situations inside. Neiron will play inside regardless and Darrin will play on the edge. Alex Anzalone keeps coming along and doing a good job for us, and he'll get some snaps."


-- QB Tyler Murphy (shoulder) will not practice Monday or Tuesday, and Florida is hopeful he can return to practice on Wednesday.

-- OT D.J. Humphries (sprained MCL) is doubtful for the game against South Carolina.

-- CB Marcus Roberson (ankle) will likely miss practice Monday and Tuesday but should return to practice on Wednesday.

-- LB Jeremi Powell (torn ACL) is undergoing surgery to repair his torn ACL today.

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