Clemson gets two defenders back for Auburn

Clemson will get two of its top defenders back from injury in time for Saturday’s game against Auburn, coach Dabo Swinney said on his weekly Sunday teleconference.

Starting linebacker Brandon Maye missed the season opener against North Texas and Saturday’s game against Presbyterian after undergoing knee surgery earlier this month, and starting defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins was held out of the Tigers’ win over Presbyterian with a knee sprain.

“Jarvis probably could’ve played Saturday, but as I said last week, we’re going to err on the side of caution with him,” Swinney said. “He’ll be ready to go, and Brandon Maye, same thing. We’re cutting him back loose and going to get him ready to play.”