Running back Wes Brown will serve a suspension for the first three games of Maryland football’s 2016 season, head coach DJ Durkin announced Wednesday.
Brown’s suspension is a continuation of the indefinite suspension given to him by Mike Locksley’s coaching staff in 2015, which caused him to miss Maryland’s final two games.
The three games Brown will miss are against Howard, Florida International and Central Florida. In other words, his absence shouldn’t break Maryland. If the Terps lose any of those games, it’ll be hard to point to the loss of any specific player, because it’ll require a total team breakdown. Brown will be eligible for Maryland’s homecoming game against Purdue and the entire Big Ten schedule.
In his absence, Maryland will turn primarily to graduate transfer Trey Edmunds and sophomore Ty Johnson. Brown’s suspension could also mean more snaps for some of Maryland’s three freshman running backs, Jake Funk, Lorenzo Harrison and LaDerrien Wilson.