BATON ROUGE, La. — Previously absent faces are continuing to turn up in LSU football practice this week.
While the spotlight has focused on Arden Key’s return to full contact as he prepares to make his season debut at Mississippi State on Saturday, several other players who missed the Tigers’ first two games are also working their way back onto the practice field.
On Monday, sophomore defensive back Kristian Fulton was back at practice. Fulton was not with the team for the first two games and was conspicuously missing from the depth chart and roster that LSU printed for the Chattanooga game. According to LSU, his absence on the printed roster was merely an oversight — a claim that can be verified by his presence at practice.
On Tuesday, sophomore wide receiver Dee Anderson was seen practicing with the team for the first time this fall. According to coach Ed Orgeron, Anderson did not practice at all this preseason.
“He has not practiced one time in camp,” Orgeron before the Chattanooga game. “He has been out with an injury all camp.”
Anderson, a 6-foot-6, 223-pound target from DeSoto, Texas, caught 4 passes for 73 yards in his freshman season.
Other LSU practice observations
- Running back Darrel Williams was wearing a yellow non-contact jersey after missing practice Monday. He’s been extremely effective splitting carries with Derrius Guice so far with 130 yards on 23 carries.
- Defensive end Rashard Lawrence is practicing in a full-contact purple jersey. Lawrence didn’t practice last week and was in a walking boot for the Chattanooga game.
- Redshirt tight end Thaddeus Moss was back at practice. Moss had a pretty valid excuse for his absence Monday — he attended his father Randy’s Vikings Ring of Honor ceremony in Minnesota. The Vikings beat the Saints on Monday Night Football.
- Freshman quarterback Lowell Narcisse was in a maroon No. 7 jersey. Narcisse has the task of mimicking Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald on the scout team this week.