Is Bralon Addison Going to Play?

Bralon Addison with the ball in open field against UCLA

As we all now know, the Ducks flew to Los Angeles on Christmas Day to start their game-week preparation. Center Hroniss Grasu made big headlines, as he was seen practicing in pads for the first time since injuring his leg against Utah on November 8th. Running back Thomas Tyner has been seen practicing as well, despite suffering through a multitude of injuries towards the end of the season. Yesterday, the Ducks took part in a typical practice, and as reported by Andrew Greif of, injured playmaker Bralon Addison was there practicing, as well.

Shocking to some, but welcoming news to others, Addison made the trip to Los Angeles with his team. He was seen practicing and taking part in team drills, as he he is still working on recovering from a torn ACL suffered during Spring ball this past year. Addison has been hinting at some sort of a return, via his social media for the last few weeks. Oregon might be famous for its logo and fast offense, but it’s also known for not releasing injury reports. We might not find out if Addison will play until right before the game, but it’s fun to sit here and speculate and wonder what if.

Bralon Addison in action.

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Bralon Addison in action.

If Addison suits up and plays against Florida State on New Year’s Day, he and the staff will have committed to pulling his red-shirt, meaning  his entire year could be summed up in a single post-season game. Having Addison back would provide another playmaker on offense, as if Heisman winner Marcus Mariota really needs more weapons. Even though Addison took part in practice wearing a signature “no contact” red jersey, this might be a sign that he is trying to play against the Seminoles.

Stay tuned to, as we will continue to keep you updated as the Ducks inch closer and closer to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Top Photo by Craig Strobeck

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Jason Selby

Jason Selby

Jason is a Junior at the University of Oregon, currently double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Jason has been an avid sports fan for his entire life, growing up playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Over the last year, Jason has found his love for sports reporting, and enjoys creating pieces that use his love and knowledge for sports to portray his message. In his spare time, Jason enjoys obsessing over Ducks sports, Scuba Diving around the world, and listening to music. Tweet at Jason…. @1seltank. He loves talking sports with other avid sports fans.

  • WDM Duck

    Fun to think about, but as great a player as Addison has been in the past, there would be a layer of rust upon him that multiple other very good Duck receivers don’t have. Suit him up, but unless some very bad things happen, save him for next year. Oregon is so surprisingly deep at WR.

    • Jason Selby

      Yeah I agree with you. Oregon has a lot of depth at receiver, but it brings great speculation as to why he is practicing this week. Thanks for the read

  • maddog48

    Why would the Ducks want to waste Addison’s redshirt status at this point? Our wide receivers have proven to be talented and durable. If there were injury issues, I could understand it, but that does not seem to be an issue.

    • Jason Selby

      If they feel his skills are necessary for winning this game, they will pull it. That, obviously, is based on his health and if he is 100%. If he is healthy, I think they will have him suit up just in case someone goes down and his services are needed. Either way, its fun to speculate about. Thanks for the read

  • michael b

    For Addison, trading a year of eligibility for an opportunity to play in the Natty, something that rates as once in a lifetime, may be too extraordinary to resist.

    • Jason Selby

      Yeah, it might be something he doesn’t want to pass up. If he is 100% healthy, I could see him suiting up but it would be hard for me to say he should play. If the staff feels it is necessary to use him and he obliges, then they will. Should be fun to see what happens. Thanks for the read

    • dunkonyerhed

      You just changed my mind. My first thought was that no way – we don’t need him. We have enough weapons and it’s not worth giving up a full year of eligibility. But you’re right. I’m wrong. The entire year was spent building for this possibility. Now that they’ve made it, they need every edge they can possibly get.

      • Jason Selby

        Yeah man, I absolutely agree. This is a chance he might not be able to pass up, but either way, he must make sure he is more then 100% ready because risking his health for a game isn’t worth it. It would be great to have him back, as he is definitely a weapon. Thanks so much for the read

      • Anthony Joseph Gomes

        more to the point is what addison needs. a big showing in the next two games will be worth more than a 7-6 finish on some team going nowhere. every NFL scout in the world will be watching the next 2 games.

  • disqus_JmcFDecx6w

    “Mariota to Addison…. TOUCHDOWN!”
    Addison is running out of time to have a collection of these memories that he can enjoy for a lifetime.

    • Jason Selby

      I very much agree with you. Should be interesting to see what happens. Thanks for the read