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Nick Saban gives update on OL Darrian Dalcourt and OL Javion Cohen ahead of Arkansas game

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban provided the latest update on the pair of injured offensive linemen in Darrian Dalcourt and Javion Cohen.

“They’ve been practicing every day,” Saban said to reporters on Wednesday.

Saban did not get into any further specifics on the two’s availability for Arkansas on Saturday.

Dalcourt is coming off a sprained ankle suffered in the Crimson Tide’s game against LSU two weeks ago, and Cohen is dealing with an elbow issue sustained prior to last Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.

Right tackle Chris Owens shifted back inside to center to replace Dalcourt against the Aggies which meant Damieon George was tasked with coming off the bench for his first start at tackle. The unit performed well last week, and Saban feels as if Alabama has six starting-caliber players on its offensive line moving forward.

“You know Damieon has done a really good job,” Saban said. “Played really good in the last game. Played good in the week before, so we’re pleased with the progress he’s making and if he continues to play well, you know, we’re gonna play him. Chris has gotta play two spots now, so it’s a little more difficult for him to get reps. We feel like we have six starters now and we’ll decide each week what gives us the best chance to be successful when we go into the game.”

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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