Boise State safeties may be out for season opener

The Boise State Broncos could be in a bit of trouble with their defense going into the 2016 season. They could be without safeties Dylan Sumner-Gardner and Chanceller James when they hit the field on Sept. 3 against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Ahead of their record-setting win over Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl, the Broncos suspended Sumner-Gardner for a violation of team rules, but he wouldn’t have played after suffering a season-ending injury earlier in the year.

James, on the other hand, did not play in the spring game earlier this year for an unknown reason.

It’s where it is right now, just with our team,” head coach Bryan Harsin told the Idaho Press-Tribune when asked if the players would be facing punishment for the start of the season. “I’ll kind of leave it at that.”

Sumner-Gardner started the first four games of the 2015 season before going down with a season-ending injury. James started nine of his 13 appearances and recorded 55 tackles in 2015 while starting 12 games in 2014.

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