Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson out from 4-6 weeks

Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson out from 4-6 weeks

No. 14 Ole Miss should bounce back under the win column this Saturday hosting New Mexico State Saturday morning at 11.

When the Rebels defensive unit lines up against New Mexico State in Oxford, senior linebacker C.J. Johnson won't be playing.  In fact, Johnson is expected to miss 4 to 6 week following a knee operation on Tuesday.

There are also questions concerning defensive back Tee Shepard.  Some reports say he may leave Ole Miss, other reports say he's considering the possibility of leaving because he's not 100 percent.

Reporters covering the first 40 minute practice session on Tuesday,that is open to the media, didn't see Shepard at practice and when Rebels defensive coordinator Dave Wommack was asked to comment on the status of Shepard, he declined.

Shepard has only two tackles and one pass breakup in five games this season.  He sat out the 2014 season after a toe injury sidelined him for the year.

The Fresno, California native was a 5-star recruit coming out of Washington Union High School and signed a scholarship with Notre Dame in 2012.

He transferred to Holmes Community College and signed with Ole Miss in 2014.

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