Crimson Tide practices for homecoming game

Crimson Tide practices for homecoming game

Scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals were in attendance for the football team’s practice today. CW | Pete Pajor

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The Crimson Tide practiced for the first time this week on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Western Carolina Catamounts. The team practiced inside in full pads, likely to avoid the winter weather, with the temperature in the high 30s.

Wide receiver DeAndrew White (hamstring) and running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle) were both limited. White went through a couple of drills but sat out others. Yeldon carried a football around but did not go through any drills during the media viewing period. Alabama coach Nick Saban said they would be limited during the week in an attempt to get them 100 percent healthy.

Saban also said kicker Adam Griffith would be limited this week, but the unstructured practice for specialists made it difficult to tell. Saban did not explain what was bothering the kicker but said that it was not a new injury.

Running back Altee Tenpenny practiced with the team. Tenpenny did not dress for Saturday’s game against Mississippi State. Saban said Tenpenny missed a meeting before Saturday’s game, so the coach did not allow him to dress out. He could see some time in this weekend’s game, given the opponent and the injuries to Yeldon and Kenyan Drake.

Linebacker Dillon Lee worked with the inside linebackers during practice. Lee, who was injured during Saturday’s game, was not limited. He has seen time with the inside linebackers and outside linebackers this season.

Linebacker Reggie Ragland had a club on his broken hand. Ragland has played the last two games and didn’t seem affected by the injury. He currently leads the team with 77 tackles.

Scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals were in attendance for the team’s practice.