Spring practice: Week 3 

March, 28, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Crimson Tide were once again in pads on the practice field Wednesday, the seventh practice of the spring calendar.

The weather has picked up and so has the intensity. Coaches are installing more and more, and players are responding.

Here are a few observations during the media viewing period of practice:

  • Blake Sims was once again limited to the training bicycle. The sophomore running back injured his hip over spring break and has worn a black no-contact jersey ever since. He was joined on the bicycles by Arie Kouandjio.
  • The Duron Carter saga turned another page on Wednesday as the wide receiver was again not at practice. As reported on Monday, Carter is not listed on the Tide's online roster. No announcement has been made by the university regarding his status though.
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