University of Florida

Florida Gators’ offensive line foreced to reshuffle

Florida’s offensive line depth — its principal concern entering 2014 — will be tested one week into the season.

Starting left tackle D.J. Humphries (high ankle sprain/bone chip) will be sidelined at least two weeks, forcing the Gators (1-0) to reshuffle a unit thin on experience.

Senior starting right tackle Chaz Green will shift to left tackle, while redshirt freshman Roderick Johnson slides into the lineup at right tackle. True freshman David Sharpe is now the backup at both tackle spots. “Rod is certainly capable of playing very well…,” coach Will Muschamp said.

Both freshmen tackles performed admirably in extensive playing time against Eastern Michigan, but the challenge increases immediately with Kentucky and No. 2 Alabama coming up the next two weeks.

Humphries’ injury will not require surgery, Muschamp said.