Arkansas WR Monk unlikely to redshirt, could play against Ole Miss

Updated: October 16, 2007, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas receiver Marcus Monk appears unlikely to redshirt.

Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt indicated Tuesday that Monk will attempt to play in this weekend's game at Ole Miss. The 6-foot-6 senior injured his knee in August and didn't play a down until a brief appearance in last weekend's loss to Auburn.

"[Marcus] really wants to play," Nutt said. "He doesn't want to redshirt, he wants to play. So he's going to do everything he can do to be on the field Saturday and that's the way he's approaching it."

Nutt said after Monk's brief appearance against Auburn that he could still redshirt.

Monk, the Razorbacks' career leader in touchdown catches, caught 50 passes for 962 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

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