Karl Lacey is back in the Donegal line-up for Sunday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final meeting with Mayo.
The 2012 Footballer of the Year wasn't named in the starting fifteen that defeated Laois last weekend but he did come off the bench.
Malin clubman Declan Walsh drops to the bench.
Mark McHugh, who was touted to be in for an early return from injury, also misses out.
The Kilcar clubman had been cleared of concussion but there are still concerns about a tear on his quad muscle picked up in the Ulster final defeat to Monaghan.
Donegal XV: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee, F McGlynn, K Lacey, A Thompson, N Gallagher, R Kavanagh, R Bradley, R McHugh, David Walsh, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.