NIU wide receivers Perez Ashford and Tommylee Lewis didn't practice either Tuesday or Wednesday. Both suffered sprained ankles during Saturday's win against Central Michigan.
Senior receiver Martel Moore has been dealing a minor injury, but Doeren said the staff wanted to give him a couple extra days of rest. Doeren also said Lewis felt fine Wednesday, and added Ashford is more day-to-day.
"Perez is probably the most beat up of the group, the other two guys are OK. We're just making sure they've got enough rest," Doeren said Wednesday. "They've played a lot of snaps. I know Martel feels great, so he'll be ready to go and Tommylee said he felt really good this morning, so we're hoping those two guys will be full speed."
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