OSU's Rodgers 'leans' toward playing vs. Bruins
- Portland Tribune - Sports
It appears James Rodgers will make his 2011 debut for Oregon State Saturday against UCLA at Reser Stadium.
The senior flanker, coming off a pair of offseason surgeries to his left knee, will practice Monday with the Beavers.
OSU coach Mike Riley has left it up to Rodgers whether he wants to play this season or sit out and apply for a sixth year of eligibility through medical hardship status.
'Nothing definitive,' Riley said, 'but he is leaning toward playing.'
Malcolm Agnew, who sat out the Sept. 10 loss at Wisconsin with a strained hamstring, won't practice Monday.
'We'll see if we can get him going (Tuesday) or Wednesday,' Riley said of the true freshman tailback, who rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns in OSU's opener against Sacramento State.
-- Kerry Eggers