Michigan's Kwity Paye is '100 percent;' Aubrey Solomon still rehabbing
Ann Arbor — Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye is healthy and a full go, but tackle Aubrey Solomon remains out.
Greg Mattison, Michigan’s defensive line coach, on Wednesday said Paye, who appeared to be injured in last Saturday’s game against Nebraska but walked off the field, went through a tough practice Tuesday night. Solomon, who on social media earlier this season suggested he had a minor surgery, has yet to be cleared.
“He’s 100 percent,” Mattison said of Paye. “He had about 30-40 of live, hard snaps (Tuesday). Kwity had a really good practice last night. He’s fine. I tease him about what happened when he was laying there. I didn’t want to tease him too much. He came out like nothing had happened. He’s really good.”
Solomon, who played in the Notre Dame game and was expected to compete for a job at tackle, continues to rehab.
“He’s working, doing everything he’s supposed to be doing,” Mattison said. “I’ll be excited when he is cleared, but he’s doing very well. He’s working hard. Our strength staff is doing a great job with him, our trainers are doing a great job with him. Just go along with the process.
“I don’t know what the timeline is. There’s always a timeline by what they say, and I never question what that is. In seeing him in my meetings and seeing him work out, he’s doing well.”
Bryan Mone and Carlo Kemp, who moved outside to the inside spot in the spring, have been the starters at the tackles. Mone started the season at nose tackle, and Kemp moved into the lineup in the second week when Lawrence Marshall, the starter at Notre Dame, was hurt. Marshall returned and played lasdt week against Nebraska.