Pitt notebook: CB Carrington wants to transfer closer to home
• Cornerback Lloyd Carrington decided to transfer just as a spot opened in the Panthers' secondary. Carrington was the No. 1 backup behind starter K'Waun Williams, who had his shoulder in a sling the past two days and didn't practice Thursday. “He's not the happiest right now,” cornerback Cullen Christian said of Carrington. “But right now, I feel like if he stayed, he'd be right in there.” Coach Paul Chryst said he talked to Carrington, a sophomore from Dallas, and he wants to transfer to a school closer to home. “It was a tough talk for me because he is a guy, in the short time, I have come to like,” Chryst said. “We wanted him here, but I also felt good (because) it was a well-thought out plan. He is thinking straight. He said, ‘I was able to grow (while at Pitt), but I know what I really wanted to do is be closer to home.' ”
• While Williams recovers, Lafayette Pitts has moved from field to boundary cornerback, and freshman Jahmahl Pardner will be his backup, replacing Carrington. Christian replaces Pitts on the field side.
• Linebacker Ejuan Price tweeted that he will take a medical redshirt after undergoing pectoral surgery in the spring.
• Several players missed practice with injuries, but Chryst said none are serious. “No one has been injured to where you know that's a definitive four-to-six week (absence),” he said. “We'll see how they respond to treatment and rehab.” Among the missing is safety Jarred Holley, who had his right leg in a boot. Chryst said he doesn't expect Williams or Holley to practice Friday Also out are defensive end T.J. Clemmings and receiver Ronald Jones, who had his left leg in a boot.
• Receivers Devin Street and Mike Shanahan practiced and appear to be recovered.
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