Texas coach Tom Herman watches his players practice at the Denius Fields in Austin on April 3, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Tight end Rob Cummins sidelined as Texas reports the third knee injury of its fall camp

Posted August 19th, 2018

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On Saturday evening, Texas added freshman Rob Cummins to its injury report with an ailing knee.

Cummins, a tight end, was injured in Saturday’s scrimmage. The school did not provide any additional information about the severity of Cummins’ injury.

The news about Cummins comes one week after freshmen linebackers Ayodele Adeoye and DeMarvion Overshown also suffered knee injuries in a scrimmage. Adeoye and Overshown have already been ruled out for UT’s opener against Maryland.

The 6-5, 260-pound Cummins was recruited to Texas as a defensive lineman. After redshirting in 2017, Texas asked him to add depth to the tight end position. Cummins has been praised during the transition, and UT coach Tom Herman told reporters on Aug. 11 that “Cummins is actually developed and improving quite a bit.”

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