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Vols' Butch Jones not counting out Cortez McDowell's possible return

College Football, Tennessee Volunteers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Butch Jones says there's now at least a possibility that linebacker Cortez McDowell could return late in the regular season or in a bowl game.

McDowell injured his wrist last week in a 26-20 loss to Florida. After indicating Monday that McDowell was out for the season, Jones said Wednesday there's at least a chance the 6-foot senior could come back late in the year.

Jones also said injured safety/kick returner Evan Berry, linebacker Austin Smith and receiver Latrell Williams won't be available Saturday when Tennessee (2-1) hosts Massachusetts (0-4). Jones says cornerback Baylen Buchanan should be available Saturday after missing two games.

Smith hasn't played all season. Berry and Williams appeared in Tennessee's season opener but haven't played since.

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