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Corey Mosley expected to return to practice Thursday after loss of uncle

By Steve Yanda

Junior free safety Corey Mosley is expected to return to practice Thursday after dealing with the recent death of the uncle who was instrumental in raising him. Mosley played Saturday against Maryland hours after learning that his uncle, James Patrick Mosley had been shot and killed Friday night in Chesterfield.

Corey, who is in his fourth year at Virginia, was supposed to walk out onto the field with James during a pregame ceremony Saturday honoring the team's fourth- and fifth-year players.

Coach Mike London informed Corey Mosley of his uncle's death Saturday morning around 9 a.m. in the presence of another of Mosley's uncles. Mosley started against Maryland and was credited with five tackles. After the game he returned to his native Richmond to be with his family.

Mosley missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday while still in Richmond, but London said it is possible Mosley will be able to play Saturday at Boston College.

"I’ll give him as much time as he needs to take care of these matters, but I expect he’ll be ready and will be traveling with us on Friday," London said Thursday.

Mosley is tied for second on the team in tackles (47) this season. He has started eight of the nine games in which he has played and has tallied two interceptions and a forced fumble.

By Steve Yanda  | November 18, 2010; 11:48 AM ET
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