Tuesday practice notes and observations

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Arkansas receiver Trey Knox carries the ball Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, after making a catch during practice at the university practice field in Fayetteville. Visit nwad.com/photos to see more photographs from the practice.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas receiver Trey Knox carries the ball Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, after making a catch during practice at the university practice field in Fayetteville. Visit nwad.com/photos to see more photographs from the practice.

Arkansas did thud work and went 1s vs. 1s and 2s vs. 2s in period No. 2 today. Here are the first team units and other notes:

1st offense

QB: Nick Starkel

RBs: Rakeem Boyd began the series, Devwah Whaley entered later

OL (L–>R): Myron Cunningham, Kirby Adcock, Ty Clary, Ricky Stromberg, Dalton Wagner

WRs: Koilan Jackson, Treylon Burks and T.Q. Jackson

TEs: Cheyenne O’Grady and Grayson Gunter

• Just like last week during the open portion of practice, Colton Jackson (foot) and Austin Capps (left ankle) did not participate in this period, but both were involved in the offensive line group work. Capps, who did not travel to or play at Ole Miss, is hopeful to return to the field Saturday vs. Colorado State, Chad Morris said Monday.

• Trey Knox and Mike Woods were present at practice, but did not go through the thud work today. De’Vion Warren (hand) was present as well. He did not take part in the team vs. team work either.

• Connor Limpert and backup kicker Matthew Phillips finished each set of plays with a field goal. Limpert made his 47-yard kick, and Phillips missed his wide right.

• During the work between the 1s, Nick Starkel completed a pair of balls to tight end Cheyenne O’Grady for nice gains. He picked up 10-15 yards, I believe, on the first grab. He caught and weaved his way across the field before hopping out of bounds.

1st defense

DL: Gabe Richardson, Sosa Agim, TJ Smith, Mataio Soli

LB: Bumper Pool, Scoota Harris

CB: Jarques McClellion

SS: Kam Curl

FS: Joe Foucha

CB: Montaric Brown

Nickel: Greg Brooks

• Jamario Bell (knee) was not present at today’s practice. Morris added on Monday it is unlikely that the Junction City native plays this weekend against the Rams. He did not practice last week or travel with the team to Oxford.

2nd defense

DL: Zach Williams, Jonathan Marshall, Isaiah Nichols, Collin Clay

LB: Grant Morgan and Hayden Henry

CB: Devin Bush

SS: Myles Mason

FS: Brenden Young

CB: LaDarrius Bishop

Nickel: Micahh Smith

Injuries

Chase Harrell, who wore a green jersey during the open portion of practice on Tuesday of last week and was not present Wednesday, wore green again today. He appears to be favoring his right shoulder. After running a route and catching a pass on air, he doubled over and had a trainer check on him for a moment. He was the only player in green.

Absences

DE Jamario Bell (knee; unlikely to play this week, Morris said Monday)

WR Jordan Jones (high ankle sprain; out around another week)

WR Daulton Hyatt (hamstring)

DE Dorian Gerald (strained artery in neck; out for season)

WR Deon Stewart (ACL; out for season)

OL Noah Gatlin (ACL; out for season)

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