Jamoris Slaughter Injury: 6th Season Unlikely For Notre Dame Safety

Lost for the season with a torn Achilles in Saturday's monumental victory over Michigan State, Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter does not appear headed for a sixth year of eligibility according to the South Bend Tribune.

Irish head coach Brian Kelly spoke about his injured safety on Tuesday at his weekly press conference, but did not sound confident that the program would explore a sixth year of eligibility for Slaughter. "It doesn't appear so," Kelly said. "We're still kind of vetting through all that."

A 6'1, 200-pound safety, Slaughter chose to redshirt as a true freshman and appeared to be entering his fifth and final year of eligibility this fall. While it's quite possible that the NCAA would rule in his favor if both he and the Irish decided to file paperwork for a sixth year, it's clear that Kelly isn't entirely thrilled about using up a roster spot on Slaughter just yet.

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