Oregon DL Jordan Burch has status revealed ahead of Fiesta Bowl
Oregon appears as if it will have defensive end Jordan Burch available on Monday when it faces No. 23 Liberty in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.
Burch was injured in the first quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game against Washington a month ago, putting his status in doubt for the bowl game. The havoc-creating defensive lineman was listed as a game-time decision earlier this week, but reports from practices in Glendale said Burch was practicing with the team in full.
According to The Oregonian’s James Crepea, Burch was fully dressed and participating in warm-ups ahead of Monday’s game.
Burch is second on the defense in quarterback pressures so far this season, with 27. He’s one of Oregon’s surest tacklers and was stout against the run. He has 33 tackles (seventh) and a team-leading 7.5 tackles for loss.
Cornerback Jahlil Florence — the other Oregon starter in doubt for the game — does not appear to be available.
Florence, who has not played since Nov. 18, did not practice during the week and was not listed on the team’s depth chart distributed to media ahead of the Fiesta Bowl.
Oregon will also be without starting corner Khyree Jackson (NFL Draft). The Ducks will be leaning on Dontae Manning, Nikko Reed, and freshman Rodrick Pleasant.
Kickoff in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl is set for 10 a.m. PT on ESPN.