LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman receiver Riley Ridley and junior safety Dominick Sanders, who each suffered lower leg injuries last week, look good to go Saturday night at Kentucky.
Ridley (ankle) and Sanders (knee) were able to practice this week, so their presence on the travel roster – handed to the media later than usual before Saturday’s game – was not a surprise.
Ridley has two touchdown catches this season, including one last week at Florida. Sanders is a three-year starter.
Interestingly, junior receiver Shakenneth Williams is also on the trip. He’s been left off the travel roster for other games this year, has yet to play this season and was shifted to cornerback during the bye week. But he’s listed as a receiver and is here in Lexington.
There were no other apparent surprises on the roster, with two starters out, as expected.
Freshman guard Solomon Kindley is also not on the travel roster, another indication the team wants to find a way to redshirt him. Kindley has played in one game – and only for one snap – this season, the third game, at Missouri.
Freshman receiver Tyler Simmons, who has also played in just one game this year, is on the trip.
It looks like the punting duties will again belong to Marshall Long. The freshman took the final punt in warm-ups, usually an indicator.
Long and Brice Ramsey were competing this week in practice, after Long was pulled in favor of Ramsey last week against Florida. The two ended up alternating in the second half, neither doing particularly well.