Georgia Tech injury report: Gray, Devine out, Snoddy probable

The list of key players to sit out a game for Georgia Tech will grow by two for the Yellow Jackets.

Guard Shamire Devine and safety A.J. Gray were both ruled out of Saturday’s game against Virginia with undisclosed injuries on the injury report released Thursday. Devine has been a starter for the whole season at right guard. Gray, who was injured during last Saturday’s win over Florida State in the hip area, has had a growing role as a backup safety. They join a long list of starters and regulars who have been sidelined for at least one game, including A-back Broderick Snoddy, wide receiver Micheal Summers, defensive tackle Patrick Gamble and cornerback D.J. White

Devine’s replacement may be redshirt freshman Gary Brown, who has shown improvement in practice but has not played since the Notre Dame game. Wednesday, coach Paul Johnson said No. 3 guard Trey Klock was moving to tackle because it was “more his natural spot.”

Johnson said Wednesday that Brown was “going to have to be” ready to play in a rotation.

Another possibility would be to move Errin Joe from tackle to guard and play Will Bryan at right tackle. Bryan has started the past two games there and rotated with Joe and left tackle Bryan Chamberlain against the Seminoles.

With Gray out, the likely No. 3 safety would be Corey Griffin, who has seen considerable time in recent games wtih injuries in the secondary.

Snoddy received an upgrade on the list. He was listed as probable after being listed as out for the previous four games. Snoddy injured his hand in the Duke game and has not played since.

B-back Patrick Skov and White, who both sat out of the Florida State game, were both listed as probable. Earlier this week, White indicated he planned to play against the Cavaliers after sitting out with a sprained ankle.