MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—Alabama was back at Buccaneer Field at Barry University for its second practice in South Florida Friday afternoon. The temperatures were a little higher and so was the intensity.
The media was granted about 15 minutes to watch practice, so here are some observations:
--Former Alabama and Miami Dolphins center Dwight Stephenson was in attendance. Stephenson, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played in five Pro Bowls, was a five-time All-Pro selection and was a member of the 1980s All-Decade Team. He, unlike the reporters and camera crews, was able to stay for the whole practice.
--For the second day in a row, center Barrett Jones (sprained foot) was getting some light work in offensive line drills. He’s not wearing a black jersey and wasn’t limping at all during the media viewing period.
--Wide receiver Kenny Bell, who broke his leg against Auburn, was back out practicing fast again. He’s still wearing a black non-contact jersey, but has shown every day he’s been on the field that he wants to play against Notre Dame.
--Freshman linebacker Denzel Devall (knee) showing more signs of improvement. He’s wearing a regular jersey, so that’s a good sign.
--Nose guard Jesse Williams (knee) continues to wear a knee brace, but otherwise looked normal going through drills.
--Freshman linebacker Reggie Ragland was playing the role of Manti Te’o on the scout team.
--Safety Jarrick Williams (knee) continues to practice lightly in a black jersey.
--After staying behind in Tuscaloosa with illness, sophomore tight end Harrison Jones made it to Miami and was practicing today.
Below is a video of the sights and sounds of today’s practice.
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