TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama returned to the practice field on Tuesday after taking Monday off. The Crimson Tide worked outside in full pads. Alabama hosts Kent State on Saturday at Noon ET on the SEC Network.
Here’s the latest from Tuscaloosa.
What we saw
- Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (knee) didn’t participate in any drills. Stewart wore a black, non-contact jersey and held a football while standing near the receiver group. Stewart wore a brace on his left knee. He is questionable for the game Saturday.
- Safety Eddie Jackson (shin) was limited during individual drills, but he participated when Alabama worked on its nickel and dime packages. Jackson wore a protective wrap on his left shin. He had a slight limp, but is expected to be fine going forward.
- Quarterback Jalen Hurts (wrist) showed no signs of being limited. Hurts threw some good looking deep balls when the quarterbacks worked with the wide receivers.
- Linebacker Reuben Foster (cramps) showed no signs of being limited. Foster led the inside linebackers through drills.
- Cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick showed no signs of being limited. Fitzpatrick participated in both individual and group drills.
- For the first time this season, defensive back Tony Brown was spotted working in the second defensive group. Brown worked at safety in the second nickel and dime groups. Brown had mostly watched when Alabama went through group drills during the first three weeks of the season due to his NCAA suspension. He could have a role in the secondary once his suspension is over.
- Freshman Trevon Diggs worked with the receiver group. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that the team would focus more on offense with Diggs this week. Diggs had been working at receiver and safety. With Brown working back from suspension, Alabama has another safety to help with depth so Diggs can focus more on offense.
- The first team offensive line had Cam Robinson at left tackle, Ross Pierschbacher at left guard, Bradley Bozeman at center, Alphonse Taylor at right guard and Jonah Williams at right tackle. Saban said Monday that Alabama still wasn’t satisfied with the play of the interior of the offensive line. Saban said there is still an ongoing competition at the guard spots.
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He said what? (quote of the day)
“That was funny. I’d say the guys who were already celebrating when he still had 30 yards to go. But it was good to have a touchdown on defense.” — Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton on players getting grief for celebrating early on Jonathan Allen’s defensive touchdown.