TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After taking last week off for spring break, Alabama returned to the field for its second workout of spring practice. The Crimson Tide has 12 sessions left before its annual A-Day game on April 16, which will be televised at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Here are some takeaways:
—Rashaan Evans continued to work with the inside linebackers. Alabama is very deep at outside linebacker, but doesn’t have much experienced depth at inside linebacker beyond Reuben Foster and Shaun Dion Hamilton. At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, Evans’ speed and athleticism could be a real asset against spread offenses.
–Defensive end Jonathan Allen (shoulder) and left tackle Cam Robinson (shoulder) both wore black, non-contact jerseys. Both participated during position drills, but did not strike any bags or take on any contact. Tide coach Nick Saban said the duo may miss most of spring practice.
–Wide receiver Robert Foster (shoulder) wore a black jersey as well, but went through all of the drills with his group.
–Safety Eddie Jackson (knee), tight end Dakota Ball, wide receiver Raheem Falkins and linebacker Shawn Jennings all wore black jerseys and rode stationary bikes. Saban said those four may miss all of spring practice.
–From a quarterback standpoint, the order remained the same from the first practice. Cooper Bateman led one line with Blake Barnett behind him. David Cornwell led the other with January enrollee Jalen Hurts taking snaps behind him. The older guys usually lead the lines to start camps at Alabama.
–Former Alabama players Reggie Ragland, Derrick Henry, Jesse Williams and others were on hand to watch practice. A lot of former players train in Tuscaloosa during the offseason.
WATCH: Alabama defensive line drills
Up next: Alabama coach Nick Saban, O.J. Howard, Reuben Foster and Dalvin Tomlinson are scheduled to speak with reporters following practice.