PRACTICE REPORT: Team close to full health


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James Ogletree, Sports Editor

Alabama practiced inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility during the media viewing period on Friday afternoon. Here are our observations from the team’s 19th of 20 fall camp practices:

The team appears to be as healthy as it has been at any point during fall camp. Redshirt freshman running back Jerome Ford looked fine after injuring his ankle in Saturday’s scrimmage. Redshirt freshman Stephon Wynn Jr. wasn’t spotted as he recovers from a left ankle injury.

There were no changes to the first-team base defense, with senior Trevon Diggs and sophomore Patrick Surtain II at cornerback and senior Jared Mayden and junior Xavier McKinney at safety. Senior Shyheim Carter shadowed Mayden on at least one rep. Dylan Moses and Christian Harris were the inside linebackers.

Carter also played Star with the second-teamers; the corners were redshirt freshman Jalyn Armour-Davis and freshman Marcus Banks and the safeties were freshman Jordan Battle and junior Daniel Wright, and the inside linebackers were freshman Shane Lee and sophomore Jaylen Moody.

The first-team offensive line consisted of Alex Leatherwood, Evan Neal, Chris Owens, Landon Dickerson and Jedrick Wills Jr. 

Senior Matt Womack got reps at right guard and right tackle with the twos and redshirt freshman Emil Ekiyor Jr. was the second-team right guard. Dickerson also played at second-team center.

Galu and Diane Tagovailoa, parents of quarterbacks Tua and Taulia, were present.

Alabama will begin its final practice of fall camp at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday and will start a game-week practice schedule on Monday.