Practice report: Aug. 11 

August, 11, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama headed to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the second time during preseason camp on Saturday. The Crimson Tide wore full pads under partly cloudy skies for the first official scrimmage since April.

[+] EnlargeCyrus Jones
Davide De Pas for ESPN.comWR Cyrus Jones is making a nice transition from high school to college.
As reported earlier in the week, true freshman receiver Chris Black is out for 3-4 months with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. He was not at practice.

Here are some notes and observations from the media viewing period:

  • With Black out, it looks like Cyrus Jones is making a move. The No. 4 athlete in the ESPN 150 last season has seemed more comfortable at receiver with each passing day. He's flashed good hands and is a natural at catching the ball and getting up field in a hurry.
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