Pittsburgh has released its injury report for the first day of spring practices, and the Panthers will be without two starters: linebacker Shane Gordon and leading tackler Jason Hendricks. Gordon, who returns in the middle, missed three full games and parts of others last season due to injuries. He finished with 48 tackles and six TFLs. He was also effective in pass coverage and ranked second on the team with six breakups.
Hendricks returns at free safety after earning All-Big East honors in 2012. Hendricks led Pitt in tackles (90) and interceptions (six). His interception total was the highest by a Pitt player since 2000, while his 0.46 INTs per game led the Big East and ranked sixth nationally.
Here is the full injury report, as released by the school:
DB Brendon Felder (right foot)
LB Shane Gordon (neck)
DB Jason Hendricks (right toe)
WR Brandon Ifill (left knee)
OUT OPENING WEEK