COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Abner Logan has been cleared to play by the university after being suspended for the first six games of the season.
The university placed Logan on disciplinary probation in May, and Logan was ineligible to play while on probation.
Logan was set to be on probation until April 2015. However, he had a chance to appeal last week and won the appeal.
That should help the Terps on both defense and on special teams.
"It gives us another guy who has experience and who has played to be out there and have the opportunity to get on the field and get some reps, and then it could allow us to do some other things with him being back," Terps coach Randy Edsall said.
Logan started four games at inside linebacker last season and is considered one of the Terps' better special teams players.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Logan is a former four-star recruit who is the strongest linebacker on Maryland's roster.
"I think what stands out about Abner is he's very powerful," inside linebacker L.A. Goree said. "I don't know if y'all know this, but he's super powerful … so I definitely think he brings a presence in the run game."
Logan was allowed to practice with the team while he was on probation. He was twice named defensive scout team player of the week and was also once selected as special teams scout team player of the week.
Beyond helping on special teams, Logan could see time as a reserve behind starting inside linebackers Cole Farrand and Goree as soon as Saturday's game against Iowa.