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FSU defensive end Lorenzo Featherston medically disqualified

The defense loses a little depth.

Lorenzo Featherston
Lorenzo Featherston
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Per Noles247, Seminole defensive end Lorenzo Featherston will no longer play for the garnet and gold. Fisher started foreshadowing this possibility during spring practice, when he discussed how Featherston's knee injury was worse than medical personnel originally thought-- and could, in fact, be career threatening.

Fisher confirmed as much in Jacksonville today, relaying that Featherston has, in fact, been medically disqualified. Featherston, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, was one of the tallest 'Noles, as one of four players on the roster to measure in at 6-7. He played in 11 games of his 2014 freshman season, recording 19 tacked, 5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery, but lost time in 2015 due to injuries and only played in four contests.

Those injuries have kept Featherston from putting on the weight he's needed to gain; in fact, from 2015 to 2016, he dropped from 229 to 218 pounds. With Featherston out, the health of fellow defender Jacob Pugh takes on added importance for FSU. Pugh missed time this spring with an ankle injury.