Fuller is probable with a groin injury that’s kept him out most of the last two weeks. Byrn is questionable with a tailbone injury and Benedict doubtful with an ankle injury.
Probable gives players a 75 percent of playing, questionable a 50 percent chance and doubtful a 25 percent chance.
Fuller played only on special teams against Duke but had his 49-game participation streak snapped at Boston College last week because of a groin injury suffered during the Hokies’ bye week. He had an MRI that came back negative but has still been bothered by it at practice. Fuller leads the team with 12 passes defended.
Byrn got hit in the tailbone at the end of a reception and didn’t return against Boston College in the fourth quarter. Offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said he feared at first the injury was worse than it turned out to be. Byrn was limited Tuesday but Loeffler said he looked better Wednesday. Byrn is second on the team with 34 catches and third with 424 receiving yards.
Benedict has had his right foot in a walking boot all week and didn’t practice Tuesday. If he can’t go, Laurence Gibson would start in his place.
Cornerback Chuck Clark (ankle), kickoff specialist Mitchell Ludwig (leg) and defensive end Matt Roth (head) have been ruled out for the game. Defensive end Ken Ekanem (hamstring) and long snapper Joe St. Germain (foot) are probable.
Backup linebacker Drew Burns is done for the season with an arm injury. He joins running back Tony Gregory (knee), tight end Ryan Malleck (shoulder), linebacker Devin Vandyke (knee) and linebacker Ronny Vandyke (shoulder) in being out for the year.