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Alabama practice update: First two-a-day session

Photo by: Stephen M. Smith/TDAL Magazine

Alabama football was graced with partly-cloudy skies and 80-degree weather Tuesday morning, as it took to Thomas-Drew field for practice at 9:30 am CT. The Crimson Tide will return at 7:30 p.m. for a second session. The players were fully padded for practice.


Outside Linebackers

  • Coach Tosh Lupoi was pleased with the energy and effort given from each player.
  • Junior Tim Williams finished strong in each drill.
  • Redshirt freshman Jamey Mosley displayed good footwork.
  • Denzel Devall (senior) led all drills, followed by junior Ryan Anderson.


Inside Linebackers

  • Senior Dillon Lee trained alongside true sophomore Shaun Dion Hamilton. Prior to Tuesday, Lee worked beside senior Reggie Ragland in position drills.
  • Reuben Foster (junior) worked beside Ragland Tuesday, falling second in drills.
  • Shaun Dion Hamilton was fourth, followed by redshirt freshman Keith Holcombe.
  • True freshman Adonis Thomas improved his focus.


Wide Receivers

  • Redshirt junior Chris Black (ankle) was limited in practice. He wasn’t wearing a non-contact jersey, but was seen at the end of pass-catching drills. Did not participate.
  • Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (sophomore) led one group in drills, followed by Deionte Thompson, Daylon Charlot, Armani Purifoye and JaMichael Willis.
  • Robert Foster (sophomore) led the other group, followed by Parker Barrineau, Richard Mullaney, Calvin Ridley and Derek Kief.
  • True freshman Daylon Charlot caught some passes, and showcased good footwork on a few routes.
  • Deionte Thompson (freshman) has solid hands, but tends to come out of his break too fast.



  • Sophomore Tony Brown (shoulder) participated in defensive backs drills with a brace on his left shoulder.
  • Redshirt freshman Marlon Humphrey (pulled muscle, quad) was limited. Coach Saban said “he will be out for a few day.”
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick (true freshman) has worked his way into the conversation for playing time. He took some reps at Star in Alabama’s first-team defense.
  • Safety Ronnie Harrison got reps in at Money.
  • Harrison, Geno Matias-Smith and Eddie Jackson all were in the secondary, as Saban reviewed the team’s nickel and dime situations.


Other information

  • Freshman running back Bo Scarbrough (knee) was the only offensive player in a black, non-contact jersey, besides quarterbacks.



Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Pick Six Previews and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.


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