University of Maine wide receiver Earnest Edwards and running back Joe Fitzpatrick were two key cogs in the Black Bears’ run to the Football Championship Subdivision national semifinals last season.
However, the seniors have missed most of training camp with injuries. But both saw action in Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage and said they will be ready to play in UMaine’s Aug. 30 opener at Morse Field in Orono against Sacred Heart.
Edwards, who has been battling a hamstring pull, was UMaine’s leading receiver in 2018 with 53 catches for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 25.7 yards per kickoff return and returned two for scores.