The duo played in a combined 20 of 22 games last year, mostly on special teams. With those two now looking at prime time, and Broadus the likely starter, there's a chance true freshman Kevin Kooyman (6-5, 236) could be pressed into action, with classmates Preston Brooks (6-3, 245) and Ansley Jean-Jacques (6-3, 240) also in the mix.
Amazin' Graise, along with "Lance Broadway," a typo that appeared in a newspaper following Pac-10 Media Day, haven't completely escaped the injury bug themselves. Broadus had been slowed by a groin strain while Graise has battled a hip flexor. Both have since moved off the most recent injury list, released today.
The Cougars' depth concerns began just before fall camp opened when Stevens, a junior, was indefinitely suspended -- along with defensive tackle Odell Howard -- for unspecified reasons.
Other notable new names on today's injury report included that of Scott Friberg, listed as the No. 2 right offensive tackle on the depth chart, is out indefinitely with a hip and knee sprain.
Punter Fritz Brayton, who lost the starting battle to Darryl Blunt, announced he is transferring.
The Medical Report from Washington State, released early Friday evening:
Out Indefinitely –Joe Eppele (8/16 shoulder sprain), Scott Friberg (8/22 hip/knee sprain), Arkelon Hall (8/12 fibula fracture), Grady Maxwell (8/11 knee surgery), Matt Mullennix (8/22 torn ACL), Andy Roof (8/11 thumb surgery), Jason Stripling (shoulder surgery recovery)
No Practice – Chris Baltzer (8/16 hamstring strain), Preston Brooks (8/23 hamstring strain), Skylar Jessen (8/11 hamstring strain), Justin Luafalemana (8/22 thumb surgery)
Limited –Michael Bumpus (8/16 knee sprain), Zach Enyeart (8/23 knee sprain), Micah Hannam (thigh bruise), Kevin Lopina (elbow muscle strain), Keith Rosenberg (foot strain), Toby Turpin (8/10 hand fracture)