Tennessee will be without one of its best wide receivers in Saturday’s game against Florida.
Alton “Pig” Howard did not travel with the team to Gainesville, Florida, according to 95.3 ESPN Gainesville. Coach Butch Jones revealed that Howard was “nursing some things” during his press conference earlier this week.
The senior — who led the Vols with 618 receiving yards and 54 receptions in 2014 — was limited against Western Carolina after missing the first two games of the season due to suspension.
Tennessee already faced injury concerns at wide receiver with Marquez North playing through a knee injury. North — who has been limited to four catches for 38 yards — is active for today’s game and took pregame reps with the starters.
WR Alton "Pig" Howard did not travel with the team down to Gainesville as he's nursing an injury #UFvsTENN
— ESPNGainesville WRUF (@ESPNGainesville) September 26, 2015
Yep. WR's are Pearson, North, Malone, Jennings, Smith, Williams Johnson.
— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) September 26, 2015
First group out on offense in warmups is as you would expect, with North, Pearson and Malone at receiver.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownTFP) September 26, 2015