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Sheets replaces Ringer on Senior Bowl roster

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan State's Javon Ringer won't be participating in the Under Armour Senior Bowl later this month, but the Big Ten running back fraternity still will be represented in Mobile, Ala.

Purdue running back Kory Sheets will replace Ringer in the game. Senior Bowl public relations director Kevin McDermond said an injury issue prevented Ringer from participating.

Sheets was originally scheduled to play in the East-West Shrine Game but now will shift his focus to the Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 (NFL Network, 7 p.m. ET). He finished fifth in the Big Ten in rushing (94.2 yards per game) and fourth in scoring (8.5 points per game).

Boilermakers defensive tackle Alex Magee also reportedly will play in the Senior Bowl. The Big Ten's official list will be announced Thursday.

Also, Michigan State confirmed that safety Otis Wiley will not play in the Shrine Game as he takes some extra time to rest.