Alabama football: 2 running backs held out of first scrimmage
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said two of the Crimson Tide’s running backs were held out of the first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday.
Freshman running back Najee Harris and rising sophomore Josh Jacobs did not participate in the scrimmage because of injuries.
“We held Josh Jacobs out. He’s got a pulled [hamstring],” Saban said. “He may be out for several days. I don’t know how long. Those things are difficult to determine. Najee Harris has a slight pull [hamstring]. He’ll probably be back on Monday.
“I don’t know that we have anybody else. We got bumps and bruises out there today. I don’t know that we would have anybody else who wouldn’t practice on Monday.”
Both Harris and Jacobs were limited during practice this week. The duo is expected to be a part of Alabama’s five-man stable of running backs along with Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and freshman Brian Robinson.
Harris is a 5-star prospect who was one of the top players in the 2017 recruiting cycle.
Jacobs rushed for 564 yards and 4 touchdowns on 86 carries as a freshman last season. He also had 166 receiving yards.