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Football practice fields that can apparently withstand multiple inches of rain.
Here's the latest from Alabama's latest, outdoor practice.
Setting the scene
Alabama wore full pads as it practiced on the two far fields at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. The skies were cloudy, the winds were whipping and the temperature was 61 degrees.
What we sawCB Eddie Jackson was not in attendance. That's because he's in the near future.LB Reuben Foster sported a cowboy collar while he worked with the inside linebackers, but his contact was limited. Foster suffered a stinger at Saturday's scrimmage, and it's apparently a lingering condition.CB Tony Brown went through drills and was wearing a normal jersey, but a brace of some sorts was noticeable on his left shoulder. Alabama coach Nick Saban indicated Saturday that Brown's been wearing a black, non-contact jersey at practice, but that's been happening once the media leaves.Watched Alabama run through some of its nickel defense. Cyrus Jones and Bradley Sylve were the cornerbacks, Landon Collins and Geno Smith were the safeties, Jarrick Williams was at Star and Trey DePriest and Reggie Ragland were the linebackers.Practice might have been formatted differently, but we never caught Ragland working with the OLBs at any point today. He'd been seen there on occasion last week.Glanced over at the offensive line to see Brandon Greene taking his cracks with the first group at left tackle. Leon Brown was at right guard while the three returning players were in their usual spots. We'd been seeing Austin Shepherd at left tackle some last week, but that wasn't on display during today's viewing period.Some other observations from the O-line: Grant Hill was behind Shepherd, Brandon Hill worked some at right guard with the third group and Bradley Bozeman was occasionally snapping.Darius Paige continues to be visible at Alabama's practices. The former Alabama signee who was medically disqualified less than a month after enrolling has been eagerly watching the defensive line drills.Former Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick was in attendance.
Select players will meet with reporters after practice. Alabama's next practice is set for Wednesday.Thank you for subscribing. You should receive your first newsletter within 24 hours. To view and subscribe to any of our other newsletters, please .
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