AUBURN, Ala. — On day six of Auburn football spring practices, Kyle Davis is still out because of what Gus Malzahn has called “personal business.”
Davis, a sophomore wide receiver from Loganville, Ga., was not at practice Tuesday afternoon, Auburn’s first session after spring break.
Malzahn said Tuesday evening that Davis is still away from the field, and he might not be back by the end of spring practices. But Malzahn said Davis will be back for fall practices and the 2017 regular season.
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“Kyle Davis is still taking care of some personal business,” Malzahn said. “I’m not for sure if he’s going to be back before the end of the spring. He will be back for the fall, just taking a little bit longer than we initially thought.”
Malzahn said late last month that Davis would miss the first couple weeks of spring practice but would return after Auburn’s spring break, which was last week. During Auburn’s pro day two weeks ago, Malzahn repeated he expected Davis to return to practices after spring break.
“He should be back here in the next week or two, but he’s part of the team,” Malzahn said on Feb. 28. “He’s taking care of some personal business.”
Davis had 12 catches for 248 yards and 2 touchdowns as a true freshman last season. His 20.67 yards per catch rate led the team. The former 4-star prospect is a projected starter at outside receiver under new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey this fall.
“I know it’s a loss to all of our receivers,” Auburn sophomore receiver Eli Stove said Tuesday. “We all love KD, he’s a great person. He’ll come back and be stronger, get better. We’ll be all right, though. I’m not saying we don’t need him.”