TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama was back at it again on Wednesday with its sixth spring practice on a beautiful day in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide worked out in full pads.
Here are some takeaways:
- For the first time this spring, safety Eddie Jackson (leg) was spotted working with the defensive backs during the media viewing period of practice. Jackson participated in individual drills, but watched as his teammates went through group drills. Jackson wore a black, non-contact jersey. Still, it’s a positive sign that Jackson was able to go through some drills.
- Two-sport athlete Keith Holcombe is a busy man. The linebacker, who played in Alabama’s baseball game last night in Montgomery, Ala., was back at practice on Wednesday. Alabama baseball plays a road series at Georgia this weekend. Holcombe is scheduled to travel with the team, and play in the Thursday and Friday games. He’ll return to Tuscaloosa on Saturday for Alabama’s first scrimmage, which means he’ll miss the series finale.
- Reporters got to see a red zone drill with the quarterbacks and receivers. Cooper Bateman was the first quarterback up, followed by David Cornwell, Blake Barnett and Jalen Hurts. Bateman threw to ArDarius Stewart, who was first up in one line. Bateman also threw to Calvin Ridley, who was first up at his receiver spot.
- Cam Robinson (shoulder), Jonathan Allen (shoulder), Dakota Ball (foot) and Robert Foster (shoulder) all worked with their respective position groups in black, non-contact jerseys.
- Raheem Falkins (leg) and Shawn Jennings continued to ride stationary bikes and work off to the side with the training staff.
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