Bertrand was put in concussion protocol after a Sept. 9 game against NC State and missed last Saturday’s contest against Central Michigan. The two-time captain and three-year starter has 203 career tackles, including 16.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks.
Brown missed the Central Michigan game with a hamstring injury, which also limited him last season. The sixth-year player recorded his fourth career interception against NC State to go along with 114 career tackles and nine pass breakups.
Evans, a junior, had four receptions for 61 yards on Sept. 2 against Tennessee State and played against NC State but missed the Central Michigan game while in concussion protocol.
Third-year defensive lineman Gabriel Rubio will begin practicing this week and is probable for the Ohio State game, Freeman said. Rubio sustained a knee injury Aug. 26 in Notre Dame’s season opener against Navy.