It has taken nearly a month, but coach Jimbo Fisher believes his star cornerback tandem of P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby are finally feeling healthy after dealing with lingering hamstring injuries.
“This is the first week I’ve seen them flying around, being 100 [percent’,” Fisher said Thursday. “Looked like the quickness, surge … they were playing good, but they weren’t here they need to be, and I can see a difference in them now.”
Fisher also expects linebacker Markus Eligwe (foot), running back Mario Pender (concussion) and defensive end Mario Edwards (concussion) to play Saturday against Wake Forest. Defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell is officially listed as questionable.
It will be Eligwe’s first action since sustaining a Lisfranc injury in spring camp. Fisher said he hopes Eligwe can play 20 to 40 snaps.
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“I was very pleased [with Eligwe’s progress],” Fisher said. “He was flying around, athletic. I’m anxious to watch him get on the field, I really am — special teams and defense.”