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Alabama LB Will Anderson is trending towards playing against Florida

Will Anderson rushes the passer against Miami
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/ SEC Media Portal

Alabama football may have its top pass rusher for Saturday’s game.

Nick Saban announced on his radio show that Will Anderson did more at Thursday’s practice than what he has done all week.

The sophomore outside linebacker left the matchup against Mercer in the second half with a knee injury.

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Alabama listed him as ‘day-to-day,’ but the team has been encouraged by his progress. He recorded two sacks in the Crimson Tide’s 52-46 victory over Florida in the 2020 SEC Championship Game. Despite having depth at the position, Tide fans know the importance of having Anderson on the field. According to Saban, the elite sack specialist is prepared to enter “The Swamp.”

“He was good today, he practiced today,” Saban said of Anderson. “We’ll see how it goes. … Hopefully, if that doesn’t create an issue for him then he’ll be OK in the game.”

He walked off under his own power versus the Bears, but it will be great to have Anderson open Alabama’s SEC schedule.

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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 “watch” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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