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Brohm opts out of Senior Bowl

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Brian Brohm has decided not to play in Saturday's Senior Bowl, citing a lingering ankle injury that he suffered in the season finale against Rutgers as the reason.

Brohm reportedly called Senior Bowl president Steve Hale last week to tell him he would not be playing, and released the following statement through his agency yesterday:

I am disappointed as I have tremendous respect for this game and I have been preparing hard for what would have been my only bowl game. Unfortunately, the ankle is still not ready, and I did not want to take a roster spot from another player when I was not sure if I could participate fully in the practices or the game."

Brohm's decision comes days after Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan opted not to play in the game either.

Initial reports are that a number of NFL scouts were disappointed by the news, and think it will do nothing to help Brohm's draft stock. Since the main knock on Brian is his durability, some believe news of another lingering injury will raise eyebrows in a number of front-offices.

One guy who will be taking the field in Mobile on Saturday is Harry Douglas, who produced the smallest hands of any player on either team during Monday's weigh-ins, but is still going the extra mile to solidify his status as a first-day pick.

Tiny Louisville WR Harry Douglas (169 pounds) is doing anything he can to impress the coaches and scouts. He's even holding on extra points and field goals.

If you're one of the 32 people in the country with the NFL Network, you can watch Douglas and the South team practice today, and every day this week, at 4:30 p.m. The game itself will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and will also be carried by the NFL Network.