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Defensive backs Da’Quaun Jamison, Kyron McKinnie-Harper return, tight end Tony Poljan probable


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Central Michigan defensive back Kyron Mckinnie-Harper runs onto the field to play New Mexico State Oct. 12 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Senior safety Da’Quaun Jamison and true freshman cornerback Kyron McKinnie-Harper are set to return for Central Michigan this week after sitting out last week's 43-20 loss to Buffalo. 

Jamison and McKinnie-Harper suffered injuries against Bowling Green on Oct. 19 and did not play against the Bulls.

"Kyron was out at practice today," said first-year coach Jim McElwain. "He did a good job."

Tight end Tony Poljan, who also missed the game against Buffalo, is listed as probable. 

"Based on more testing and our doctors," McElwain said. "They gave us a probable thought there."

Junior fullback Hunter Buczkowski is expected to return for this week's clash against Northern Illinois. Saturday's contest will be Buczkowski's first since the Oct. 12 matchup against New Mexico State. 

"He'll be back," McElwain said. "He practiced and looked surprisingly good." 

Senior defensive tackle D’Andre Dill will remain out this week. He was injured against Western Michigan on Sept. 28, and it forced him to leave the game for the locker room. 

"Dill is still down, no idea when he'll be back," McElwain said. 

Redshirt freshman Joel Wilson is expected to return to practice next week. He sustained a foot injury in CMU's Week 1 victory against Albany.

"Rehab is going well," McElwain said. "We hope to get him back next week and that'll be huge for us going forward."

To this point of the season, Jamison has 42 tackles (27 solo) and a sack. He also has two interceptions on the year, both of which came against the Falcons before he was injured. 

McKinnie-Harper has played in eight games, recording 23 tackles, one tackle for a loss, seven passes defended and one forced fumble.

Poljan is the top tight end target in CMU's offense. He's made 23 receptions for 273 yards and two touchdowns. 

The Chippewas face off against Northern Illinois at noon Saturday in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Dill has made seven tackles, 0.5 tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery in four games.

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