PRACTICE REPORT: Ruggs returns to practice


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James Ogletree, Staff Writer

Some cloud cover made for a much cooler practice than Alabama has had over the last few weeks. Here are our observations from the team’s 10th of 15 spring practices:

Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was back at practice after missing Saturday’s scrimmage to be at a family member’s funeral. His absence from Monday’s practice was presumably for the same reason.

Ruggs and DeVonta Smith made up the first pair of outside receivers in passing drills, Slade Bolden and Tyrell Shavers were the second, and John Metchie and Xavier Williams were the third.

Redshirt sophomore tight end Major Tennison was not spotted with the other tight ends at practice. A source told The Crimson White on Saturday that Tennison was limited during the scrimmage. Miller Forristall led the tight ends as they ran routes and caught passes with the slot receivers. He and Jerry Jeudy were the first pair, Giles Amos and Jaylen Waddle were the second, and Cameron Latu and Mac Hereford were the third.

Anfernee Jennings and Eyabi Anoma were the first pair of outside linebackers to go through drills, followed by Christopher Allen and early enrollee Kevin Harris II. OLBs coach Sal Sunseri corrected Allen’s footwork, telling him to stop false stepping, and Harris’ hand placement, demanding that he keep his hands closer together on the opponent’s chest. The group later paired up and worked on exploding up out of their stance and keeping their hands inside. Sunseri instructed the players to spring up as soon as their partner raised his arms.

The team will practice again on Friday before holding its second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium.