FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior cornerback D.J. Dean suffered a hamstring injury earlier this week and is expected to be out of practice at least through the week of the season opener.
Dean, who appeared in 12 games last season with eight starts, missed time during the spring with an injury as well.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said the Newton, Texas, product could use his redshirt season this year if he is unable to break into the two-deep. Junior Henre’ Toliver is currently working as the Hogs’ starting cornerback opposite Jared Collins.
Dean recorded 35 tackles and two interceptions last season. The Razorbacks open the 2016 season Sept. 3 at home against Louisiana Tech.