Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger throws a pass as LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says defensive starters K'Lavon Chaisson, Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan are expected to get at least part of this week off after being banged up in the No. 4 Tigers' victory at Texas on Saturday.

While Orgeron declined to rule those players out for Saturday's home game against FCS squad Northwestern State, the coach says Chaisson is wearing a protective walking boot and that Logan and Lawrence are not expected to practice early this week.

Orgeron says defensive linemen Neil Farrell, Breiden Fehoko, Jarrell Cherry and Nelson Jenkins are expected to see more snaps than usual and that freshman Siaki Ika will see action at nose tackle.

Northwestern State has dropped its first two games and is coming off a lopsided loss to Division II Midwestern State last weekend.

LSU opens Southeastern Conference play at Vanderbilt on Sept. 21.

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