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Terps wide receiver Taivon Jacobs to miss rest of season with knee injury

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Maryland redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will miss the rest of the season with the meniscus injury he suffered against James Madison on Saturday, coach Randy Edsall announced Monday on Twitter.

Jacobs was injured two plays into the Terps' first drive when he got tangled up with a James Madison defender while attempting to track down a long pass from quarterback C.J. Brown.

The news hurts the Terps at a position in which they already have lost depth.

Jacobs likely would have played a significant role on offense this year, especially after his brother, Levern, was suspended for the season last week.

Now, the Terps will lean heavily on junior Marcus Leak, who replaced Taivon Jacobs with the first-team offense after the knee injury. Leak likely will be the third starter at receiver this week on the road against South Florida, along with Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.

Sophomores Amba Etta-Tawo and Jacquille Veii also likely will receive increased playing time.

Like Leak, Etta-Tawo is an outside receiver. Veii, meanwhile, works strictly in the slot. Veii entered the game when Maryland went to four receiver sets against James Madison.

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