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Terps WR Taivon Jacobs likely to miss at least four weeks, source says

Maryland likely will be without promising redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs for an extended period of time.

Jacobs suffered a meniscus injury while battling for a pass during the first quarter of the Terps’ 52-7 win over James Madison on Saturday at Byrd Stadium.

Jacobs will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the full severity of the damage. However, he likely will miss a minimum of four weeks, according to a source.

The injury is another hit to Maryland’s receiving corps. Jacobs’ older brother, Levern, was suspended for the season Friday for violating the school’s student code of conduct.

Now, the Terps also will be without the younger Jacobs, who had taken over for his brother as Maryland’s third receiver.

The Terps still have talent at the position besides just Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, but the group is suddenly nowhere as deep as it was as recently as several days ago.

With Taivon Jacobs out, Marcus Leak probably will start as the outside receiver opposite Long, with Diggs continuing to work in the slot. Leak replaced Jacobs when he was injured Saturday.

Leak, a junior, was out of football last season, but he was a starter in 2012.

Maryland also has sophomore Amba Etta-Tawo, who had 31 catches for 500 yards and two touchdowns last season.

Converted running back Jacquille Veii could see time as well. Veii is strictly a slot receiver, but he entered when the Terps put four wide receivers in the game Saturday.

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