DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has suspended two players, including starting safety Phillip Carter, for the first three games of the season for unspecified reasons.
Coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday that defensive tackle Brandon Boyce and Carter will practice with the team but won't be allowed to play in games until the trip to Notre Dame on Sept. 24.
Carter has 18 tackles and an interception in 21 career games over two seasons. He was listed as the starter at rover on the preseason depth chart ahead of junior Alonzo Saxton II.
Boyce had 24 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 13 games as a freshman in 2015. He's listed as the third-string defensive tackle.