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Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs out for season with knee injury

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The starting wide-out left the Terrapins' win against James Madison in the first quarter.

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Starting wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee in the first quarter of the season-opening win versus James Madison, head coach Randy Edsall announced on Twitter. The 5'9'', 160 pound redshirt freshman was arguably the most impressive player in camp for Maryland, beating out talented wide-outs Marcus Leak and Amba Etta-Tawo for the starting job alongside Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.

With Jacobs out for the year, Maryland's once-deep receiving corps is dwindling. The Terps lost Nigel King to transfer and Taivon's brother, Levern Jacobs, to suspension. Leak is expected to replace Jacobs in the starting lineup with Etta-Tawo, Malcolm Culmer and Jacquille Veii contributing to the depleted staff. Keep an eye on true freshman and four star talent Juwann Winfree to compete for snaps.

Jacobs was a highly recruited prospect out of Suitland who originally committed to Ohio State before switching on signing day. He redshirted last season after dealing with injuries throughout camp, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.