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Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland will scrimmage Wednesday before wrapping up preseason practice Thursday, but Tuesday’s morning session was the last practice of camp that was open to the media.

Here are some notes:

* Coach Randy Edsall reiterated that Brandon Ross is Maryland’s top running back. He also said Albert Reid is currently No. 2 on the depth chart, while Wes Brown is No. 3.

“We are going to continue to look at it and continue to evaluate it,” Edsall said. “We’ve got a couple more days here, and we’ll see where it all shakes out. Those guys are working hard and doing a good job. Hopefully they can continue to do that.”

* Edsall was highly complimentary of senior outside linebacker Matt Robinson.

“Matt’s had a great preseason -- leadership, talking, everything,” Edsall said.

Robinson had 73 tackles in 10 games last year, including 10 for a loss.

Edsall also spoke highly of senior nose tackle Keith Bowers, who will share playing time with fellow senior Darius Kilgo.

Kilgo is likely one of the Terps’ most talented players, but Edsall and players love Bowers’ physicality and toughness despite Bowers lacking prototypical size for a 3-4 nose tackle at just 6 feet 1, 285 pounds.

“Keith’s having a really good camp,” Edsall said. “Keith’s one of those guys that he’s got a good motor. He goes hard all the time. He’s gotten stronger. He’s one of the strongest guys we have on our team. He plays with a lot of energy. I think the complement that he and Darius give our team is something that makes us better. Both of those guys will end up playing and doing certain things for us. Keith’s had a really good preseason so far.”

* There remains no clear timetable for when left guard Evan Mulrooney (viral infection) will be able to return to football. Mulrooney underwent more tests Monday as well as a CAT scan, but Edsall said he had no concrete update regarding Mulrooney’s status Tuesday.

* Freshman defensive linemen Sean Christie, who suffered a torn knee ligament earlier this month, will undergo surgery Friday.

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