Sooners Get Perkins & Stevenson Back, Lose Three Others To COVID-19 Protocol

It was a good news/bad news situation for Oklahoma on Friday. The Sooners confirmed that suspended players Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson will be available to play when they visit Texas Tech for a Saturday night showdown.

The celebration was quickly squelched however as it was also confirmed receivers Charleston Rambo, Trejan Bridges and safety Delarrin Turner-Yell will not be available. All three are out due to COVID-19 Protocols and Turner-Yell may leave the biggest void. He was absent when Oklahoma played LSU in the Peach Bowl and the OU secondary never found a suitable replacement in the blowout loss.

Tre Norwood, Woodi Washington, Justin Broiles, and freshman Bryson Washington are the most likely candidates to stand in for Turner-Yell who places second on the team with 26 tackles and is one of Oklahoma’s three interceptions on the season.

The reinstatement of Bridges, Perkins, and Stevenson bring an end to a saga that dates back to last December when the three were suspended by the NCAA shortly after the Sooners defeated Baylor in the Big 12 championship game.

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