Auburn defensive back Marshall Taylor did not practice with the team for the third consecutive day of fall camp on Friday and his status with the team is uncertain.
Matthew Stevens from the Montgomery Advertiser reported he received confirmation from defensive back Tray Matthews that Taylor hasn’t been at any of the first three practices. It’s unclear if that absence is excused, self-imposed or if Taylor’s status with the team has changed.
When Stevens asked defensive coordinator Kevin Steele about Taylor, he got the Heisman stiff arm:
Auburn DC Kevin Steele on if Marshall Taylor was present at practice: "That's a question for the head coach." #MGMAuburn
— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) August 5, 2016
Taylor and former Auburn running back Jovon Robinson were reportedly involved in an incident at a party. Taylor later reportedly told Al.com he did not plan to be a part of the team if Robinson remained part of the team. Robinson was kicked off the team this week reportedly because of multiple off-the-field incidents.
Taylor is a graduate transfer from Miami (Ohio) where he spent four years and earned his degree. Going into fall camp, he was expected to compete for playing time in the Tigers’ secondary this season.