Nigel King

Terps wide receiver Nigel King had three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown this season before being injured at UConn. (Mark Gail, MCT / August 31, 2013)

Maryland wide receiver Nigel King is not on the injury report Maryland released Thursday, signaling that he will be back for Saturday's game at No. 8 Florida State.

King, who has the size to be a red zone threat, was injured in the third game of the season at Connecticut. He has three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown this season.

The Terps are also hopeful that defensive lineman Zeke Riser can return. The graduate student transfer from Houston, who is listed as probable with a food injury, would add an experienced presence to the line. He was injured in training camp.


Some other notes:


** Maryland will wear its “White Ops” uniforms at Florida State.

It’s the first appearance for those uniforms since last season’s game at West Virginia.

The uniforms feature  matching helmets, cleats, pants and tops -– all white.

If you’re a Terps beat reporter these days, you track takeaways, touchdown passes – and uniform ensembles.


** Maryland and Florida State – and yours truly – will be watching the path of tropical storm Karen, which could affect the Tallahassee area over the weekend.

Maryland coach Randy Edsall said the Terps have the experience of playing in wet weather – their  37-0 victory over West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 21.


** It’s looking increasingly like freshman Taivon Jacobs will redshirt.  Edsall said today that a redshirt is a probable scenario for the promising receiver, whose older brother, Levern, is also a receiver on the team.