Wise available for Hogs' opener

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, August 25, 2014
Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise gets ready to run drills Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise gets ready to run drills Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. has been cleared to return to full contact and should be able to play in the Razorbacks' season-opener at Auburn on Saturday.

Wise suffered a knee sprain during a practice earlier this month. He is listed as one of Arkansas' first-team defensive ends along with JaMichael Winston.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema previews the Razorbacks' upcoming game against No. 6 Auburn.

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Wise was one of the Razorbacks' standouts on defense in spring practice and early preseason scrimmages. He recorded 17 tackles and 2 sacks last season as a redshirt freshman.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said cornerback Tevin Mitchel, who underwent off-season shoulder surgery, has also been cleared for full contact after wearing a green, no-contact jersey for much of the preseason. Mitchel, a three-year starter, is listed as a second-team cornerback behind Carroll Washington.

First-team Offense

QB - Brandon Allen

RB - Alex Collins/Korliss Marshall/Jonathan Williams

TE - Hunter Henry

TE - A.J. Derby

WR - Keon Hatcher/Drew Morgan

WR - Demetrius Wilson

LT - Dan Skipper

LG - Luke Charpentier

C - Mitch Smothers

RG - Denver Kirkland

RT - Brey Cook

First-team Defense

DE - JaMichael Winston/Deatrich Wise, Jr.

DE - Trey Flowers

NG - Taiwan Johnson

DT - Darius Philon

SLB - Braylon Mitchell

MLB - Brooks Ellis

WLB - Martrell Spaight

CB - Jared Collins

CB - Carroll Washington

FS - Alan Turner

SS - Rohan Gaines

First-team Special Teams

K - John Henson

P - Sam Irwin-Hill

KO - Sam Irwin-Hill

SNP - Alan D'Appollonio

H - Matt Emrich

KOR - Korliss Marshall/Keon Hatcher

PR - D.J. Dean

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