Riley: 'It takes about five guys to replace Poyer'

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CORVALLIS, Ore. -- As the Beavers continue to prepare for Arizona State, the odds of Jordan Poyer playing do not look good.

Poyer has not practiced since spraining his right knee in the fourth quarter against Washington.

"I ran today with a brace on," Poyer said on Thursday.  "It was OK.  I was able to cut, but then again, once I started opening it up, it was a little bit tight.

"It's a day to day process."
    
Mike Riley said he will wait until Saturday to make a decision on Poyer, the Pac-12 leader with five interceptions.

"It takes about five guys to replace Poyer," joked Riley.

If Poyer can't suit up, it will be the first game he has ever missed during his Oregon State career.

"I think it puts a lot of pressure on the whole team," said defensive back Rashaad Reynolds.  "He's a big time playmaker, so we have to just fill that role and have the next guy go in there and do the job."

On a positive note, Storm Woods (knee) and Markus Wheaton (concussion) both practiced on Thursday and appear to be ready for Saturday's game against the Sun Devils.

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