Evans, Koroma likely to return for Lions

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

After being suspended for the last three games, Penn State defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma likely will return Saturday night against No. 22 Illinois (ABC, 8 p.m. ET), head coach Joe Paterno announced on his radio show tonight.

The two players were charged last week with misdemeanor marijuana possession after police searched their apartment Sept. 2. Paterno allowed them back into practice earlier this week. This is obviously a major boost for a depleted Nittany Lions defensive line. Evans earned first-team All-Big Ten honors last season, and Koroma fills an even more important role at defensive tackle.