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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.
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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.


Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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