Monday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. PDT
With the first game officially in the books, the Ducks are permitted to expand the number of players on their roster from 105 to as many as 119 for the remainder of the season. Coach Kelly and his staff wasted little time in taking advantage of the increased squad size, adding 11 players prior to Monday’s practice.
Of the new additions, three took part in spring practices – JR TE Sam Doman (Canby, OR/BYU), JR OL Justin Fritz (Sublimity, OR/Weber State) and SO DL Nick Musgrove (Eugene, OR/Churchill). Expansion also brings the return of FR RB Jordan Thompson (Valencia, CA/Valencia), who began fall camp on the 105-man roster, but was sent home due to illness.
Spring signee and scholarship student-athlete FR DB Avery Patterson (Pittsburg, CA) is now formally on the squad. He is joined by fellow true freshmen WR Ben Butterfield (Sherwood, OR/Sherwood), the younger brother of UO cornerback Brian Butterfield, DB J.R. Maffie (Diamond Bar, CA/Bishop Amat), DE Andy McIntyre (Portland, OR/Cleveland) and DB Tyler Rittenhour (Concord, CA/Campolindo), a prep teammate of FR P Jackson Rice.
Rounding out the newcomers are a pair of former junior college players, JR RB Andres Reed (Medford, OR/College of the Siskiyous) and JR OL Josh Sanford (St. Helens, OR/College of the Siskiyous).
Oregon's roster now stands at 117.