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Alabama OL Chris Owens ‘very questionable’ for TAMU, per Nick Saban

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Despite being at practice, Chris Owens (knee) has been limited all week. 

The redshirt junior has not been able to do much with the offensive line and according to Nick Saban on Wednesday, the native Texan is now ‘very questionable’ for Texas A&M. 

“He has not been able to do anything in practice,” Saban said of Owens. “We’ll probably get him back maybe next week. We still have not made that decision completely yet.” 

No one knows if Owens’ injury happened during or prior to the bye week. 

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With the update from Saban, we can look at Landon Dickerson handling the controls at center inside Kyle Field against the Aggies. The 6-foot-6, 308-pounder has worked on snapping all week and possesses the versatility to play at guard, center or tackle.

A former five-star and transfer from Florida State, Dickerson has an opportunity to lay down the law on Saturday.  

Should the group of he, Alex Leatherwood, Evan Neal, Deonte Brown and Jedrick Wills create balance and have success, Alabama may need to go with this unit moving forward.  

Dickerson’s blend of intelligence and toughness has made him a fan favorite in his first season with the program. The battles he’ll have with Aggies’ defensive tackle, Justin Madubuike will be interesting.  

Saban also took time to update Will Reichard’s status for the game. 

The true freshman kicker, who suffered a hip flexor versus Southern Mississippi, has kicked a little more this week than over the bye week.

Alabama is ‘still evaluating’ him per Saban; however, there is a chance the three-star will be available to kick or punt versus the Aggies. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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