Memphis Football begins spring training and is looking for new playmakers

Roster rotation is one of Memphis football coach Ryan Silverfield’s favorite words over the past two years. This spring, he’s navigating a list with more new faces and questions than perhaps at any time in his tenure.

Four of the Tigers’ top five receivers have changed, and with spring training starting Sunday, a key question is how the Tigers will rebuild their offense around quarterback Seth Henigan. Silverfield has to wait and see.

“You never want to make a quick reaction or overstate it, right,” Silverfield said. “Every single one of us coaches will say, ‘Wow, this guy makes the difference, or this guy can’t help us. We’ve got 15 chances to do that…when we start putting the pads on, (we’ll) get a chance to see what we’re about.”

All-AAC tight end Caden Prieskorn (Ole Miss) made the substitution, as did running back Asa Martin (Troy) and starting receivers Eddie Lewis (South Carolina) and Javon Ivory (South Alabama). Receiver Gabe Rogers has exhausted his eligibility. These five players represented 71.4% of the Tigers’ total revenue last season and 55.1% of their all-purpose yards.


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