Steve Filer likely to miss rest of season
Brian Kelly said Thursday that Filer, a senior linebacker from Chicago, suffered the injury in a non-contact drill. With no eligibility remaining after this season, Filer's career appears to be over.
Kelly added that fellow senior linebacker and Chicago native Darius Fleming will wear Filer's No. 46 jersey this Saturday in his honor. Fleming normally wears No. 45.
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